Friday, November 20, 2009
ME, THE TWINS, AND NANNA BUZZKILL
I'm writing to you from Heaven. No...not THAT Heaven. The one located in Ohio. In fact, I'm one room over from the "main" room of Heaven. It's where my twin grandchildren are sleeping. I just laid Lulu down. My feet are still not hitting the ground. Too bad that I'm an idiot and forgot my camera. AARRGGHHH.
I was here last night and saw them. My son, their dad, wanted to be here to see my reaction when I first laid eyes on them after NOT seeing them for several months. WOW. It was just incredible. I walked into their living room with my big fur coat on, turned around and there they were, the both of them (they're twins), just looking up at me. They were in the hallway. We all just stopped and stared at each other. I immediately took my warm and fuzzy coat off and laid it in front of them (I wanted them to associate me with "warm and fuzzy") and I stayed on the other side of the coat. I quietly got on the floor across from the coat and smiled at them and murmured. Lulu smiled and reacted excitedly as she processed everything-nothing gets past that girl. And Charlie Bear, whose smile encompasses an entire subdivision- crawled like a bullet-over the coat-right up to my face and then reached up and touched me. I am forever charmed by this gesture.
All of my imaginary conversations with these babies have paid off BIG TIME. I'm back here today spending time with them. Charlie was tired when I arrived but he allowed me to hold him and rock him and kiss him for quite some time before he retired and Lulu played and played with me until she dozed off while I was rocking her, which compelled me to lay her down....okay....it didn't exactly compel me because I could have rocked her while she slept for hours. What finally made me lay her down was my mother who accompanied me. She finally said, "Debbie, good Lord, lay that baby down in her own bed!". Whatev. Next time I'm totally NOT bringing my Mom....what a buzz kill.....