We sit on the floor together and have a snack. I'm sitting on my knees and he's laying on his belly. He and I are eating crackers with cream cheese & chives. I tell him they are a new snack and pleased to see he enjoys them. He's excited to share a snack with his Mommy while playing on the floor. He decides to sit up and fold his legs under his bottom, just like Mommy. He sits there and munches on a cracker and smiles at me. Under his cracker filled lips he mumbles like Mommy. He melts my heart and I've fallen in love all over again.
We play on the floor with a ball and toss back and forth to each other. He sits there and inspects my position on the floor, I'm sitting Indian style, and he imitates me. Just like Mommy he says. I'm teaching him how to hold out his hands and keep them together. We sit rather close because he's not a good catcher. I toss the ball into his arms and he squeals with excitement for the fact that he did it by himself. We play like this for what seems all afternoon, but really it's more like fifteen minutes.
He finds me in the kitchen while I'm putting food away from dinner. He doesn't mind playing in the other room alone, he just prefers company with Mommy or Daddy. He looks up at me while the kitchen light glares in his face. He smiles a sleepy smirk and hums Mummmmy. I answer him back and he gently places his head on my leg. Awwwwww we say together.
I know these moments are rare and I know they won't always be there. But for now, they're my little treasures and I'm thankful to have them.