Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Raining


This morning I got a call from Bob's pre-school teacher. Bob had slipped and bumped his forehead on some wooden blocks at school. He was fine but would feel better if I was there.

"Mom, you can kiss the bump but don't touch it." Bob was crying as we ran back to the car through the rain.

"That's a pretty big lump you've got."

"It hurts. That's it. I'm quitting school. I'm never going back."

"Because you hurt yourself?"

"Yeah."

"Poops, you're feeling bad right now and that's not a good time to make a big decision." I strapped Bob into his booster seat. "How about if we just make a small decision instead?"

"I'm deciding I will feel better at home today," Bob said as he wiped his nose on his sleeve.

"That's a good decision."

"Thanks, Mama. You know what?"

"What, Babe?"

"No one can stop the rain."

"That's true," I said and I kissed him on the forehead.

22 comments:

  1. first comment!!!!! oh yeah!!!!
    i love your son.
    could i possibly marry him?

    haha, just kidding.
    hes only a tad young =(

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  2. Awww poor Bob... I wish I could gently kiss his forehead, too!

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  3. Bob's right about that whole rain thing. Turns out snow, clouds, sun, and the moon don't like to be bossed around either.

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  4. Bob for president, man. (Or at least governor of Georgia.)

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  5. Not only is Bob precious and priceless, he has an amazing mother!!! Congrats to you for knowing just what to say!

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  6. Who indeed will stop the rain? Thanks to Bob now I finally understand that old CCR song.

    SD
    http://simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com/

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  7. The boy is wise beyond his years.

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  8. Sometimes you've just gotta wait out the rain in your warm, cozy home with your mama.

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  9. "I'm deciding I will feel better at home today."

    That bit just melted me. I hear you, Bob.

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  10. Bob is so so cute.. and you are being an amazing mom to him.. I hope I could be like you someday! when I have my own bob

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  11. Bob's right. I think I would feel better at home today, too.

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  12. I just have to say that you and Bob Rosenberg are both very lucky people. And that I am charmed to the gills by you.

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  13. Oh my gosh but you are a good mother.

    Adopt me, please...

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  14. It's my first visit to your blog. I adore it! I have a nine-year-old son who sounds like Bob with his melt-your-heart expressions. Absolutely glorious, Lisa. Thanks so much for sharing him (and you) with us!

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  15. Oh I'm SO stealing the advice about big/little decisions!

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  16. Love the post, love the comment by Empress, am in awe of your big/little decision comment. Thanks.

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  17. Bob is really wise, makes you wonder if he is still in pre-school.

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