i would miss me too, if i were him
Josh and Asher just left the house to fill up our water jugs and go for a "ride"...all in hopes that they return with 6 gallons of water and a toddler's head full of sweet dreams. Asher loves to go for "wides"....I think it really gives him a sense of calm. There is limited chaos in his mind when there is little to focus on other than the rhythm of the car and all of the friends he has chosen to be his companions for the trip. Although there are often times where he resists getting into his car seat...for the most part, once he is in...I think he actually enjoys being held closely by those straps...securely snuggled. So tonight he was excited to go for a ride with daddy. He ran up to me in the kitchen and wrapped his little arms around my calves and said "bye-bye mama" "bye bye sweet asher...i love you." "i yah you" And then, in his joyous daze, he made the small trek over to where Josh was standing....which just happened to be next to the sliding glass door...perfectly reflecting his beautiful little self from the glow of our kitchen light. And so, in attempt to not leave anyone out...Asher speaks to his reflection. "bye-bye" No response. A little bit louder and with greater exclamation. "BYE BYE BABY!" And with a sweet little whisper... "i yah you too" And with that....they were ready to make their journey.