A Little Bit of Us

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Last night, Paul was sitting on the couch, listening to the new John Mayer album. The TV was off, his phone was by his side, but he was just petting the dog and staring off into the distance. Just listening.

I sat down on the recliner across from him, attempting to join him in this peaceful moment. I even set my phone by my side. It was about fourteen seconds later that I began twitching; experiencing some severe signs of ADD. I needed to check my phone, turn on the TV, chat about my day. Anything but just... sit here.

But, Paul was perfectly content just simmering in the stillness, just him and his music. I started to laugh about how different we were... and of course, It made me think about our baby.

Would he/she be content to just sit on the couch and savor some beautiful new music?

Or would they be a multitasker like their mama, unable to focus on something faceless; a sound that fills the room? It made me smile, to think about the fact that this little human is going to be half me and half my husband... and we'll only learn what half of each of us that they've gotten, as the years pass by.

I can't wait to watch my little one cross his/her arms over their chest like I do when I'm mad. Or to laugh at them when they trail off, mid-sentence, distracted by something that completely knocked them off their train of thought (that's Paul).

I wonder if they will get bored of deep cleaning halfway through the job, like me, and shove everything in a spare drawer/under the bed.

Will they eat slowly, like daddy, or revel in words of affirmation?

I wonder if they will change the station halfway through a good song, like I do. Together, we could drive Paul to violent crimes with that one.

Such a fun adventure we're embarking on. It's thinking of things like this that make the nausea and fear of labor totally worth it :)

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