Friday, November 11, 2011

Monkey-isms (5)

This morning, as I nervously corralled the Monkey in a room where she couldn't be seen by the Inside Edition crew filming in our street, waiting for them to leave so I could take her to school without fearing that her visage would be used in a story about our now infamous next-door neighbor, she gently held her hand out to me and said, "Daddy, I think you should wear this today." There, on the end of her index finger, was this little sticker...


I can't even begin to say how much I love that child...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Beatitude

Tonight I stood in my yard and swayed as my little boy fell asleep in my arms. Bats danced in delicately choppy flight above our heads, occasionally swooping down to feast. In the distance, I could hear the giggles of my wife and daughter amidst a serenade of crickets, frogs, and cicadas in the sunset.

One day, I will be old and tired. And I will remember that perfect little moment in time. And like tonight, tears will well up in my eyes and roll down my cheeks as I reflect upon what a lucky, lucky man I am...