Last night I rushed into the office to say I was thankful for my husband and my nugget, so tonight I'm cheating by explaining why. I won't take long. I just want to take you back to a moment of my day that was not captured by a camera. It was one of those moments where your brain jumps outside of your body and screams, "Remember this! Whatever you do, don't ever EVER forget this!!!" So I better write it down.
We've had such a great weekend just hanging out at home and being together. It's nice to enjoy some time as a family of three with no other obligations or responsibilities. Sylvain worked on a lot of grading this weekend, which meant I got to spend some much needed time taking care of the nugget. She's started sleeping more regularly and today she even took an honest-to-goodness, real, day-time nap! An hour and 15 minutes! It was glorious.
This evening, we went down to the basement to watch some Thursday night TV that we had DVR'd. Sylvia hasn't spent much time down there, so we layed a blanket over the tile floor, thew down some toys and let her have a good ol' time. As we were coming back upstairs to get some dinner, Sylvain picked up a bag of marbles. Simple enough. No big deal. UNLESS YOU'RE SEVEN MONTHS OLD! He started tossing it in the air from hand to hand and the look on Sylvia's face was priceless! The sound and the bright colors - oh my gosh, it was a TOTAL PARTY for her! She looked at him like he had just brought down the Ten Commandments from Mount Sinai. He might as well have had a halo of light shining over his head. I'm sure 75% of her fascination was with the marbles, but I know that at least 25% of it was just pure amazement with her Daddy.
As we were putting her to bed tonight, she was laughing and playing with him like she usually does, but it occured to me that she must think he is the most magical, amazing person on the planet. I pointed this out to him, and told him that, if he plays his cards right, she will ALWAYS think so. She will always think her Daddy is magic. She will always think that he hung the moon and that he did it just for her. I cannot explain the power he has over her, but I know it's true, because I still feel that way about my Daddy.
Sylvian has a big job to do. I hope he's up for the task of being the world's greatest man alive. I couldn't have a picked a better person for the job!
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