Friday, January 23, 2009

IT happened.

Yesterday it happened.

The day that I secretly wished would somehow never come to be.

I knew it would someday…but I thought that maybe, just *maybe*, by some cosmic good fortune, I would be able to escape the inevitable for at least another 22 years.

* * * *

I was playing with Henry on the floor and leaned over “Henry, give Mama a kiss”….

”NO!” and he ran away.

I froze. My eyes widened to the size of saucers. My jaw dropped. I crumpled into a cross legged ball in the middle of the living room floor.


Not because my son didn’t want to give his Mama a kiss. That happens plenty.

But IT has happened:

Henry has learned the word “No”.

Oh, how I loved the little “yeshes” of months past which have slowly turned into a confident and loudly resounding “Yeah!”

So sweet. So cute. So perfect.

If he didn’t want a banana he would furrow his little brow and wave an arm…indicating he wasn’t interested. But never did I hear that dreadful word.

I kinda hoped he wouldn’t actually know how to say no until he was 23 or 24. Sadly, I was wrong, and I now mourn. I may wear black for a few days. Pay no attention to it. It's just me being really dramatic.


Rachel Slagle said...

yeah, i hated that day too!

lindsey said...

umm... we've been there for quite awhile now. and with a LOT of emphasis on it, too. be thankful for the year and a half you had!

Lara said...

Caedra said "yes" before she learned to say "no" too. Wasn't it wonderful?!
I'm so sorry.

Serenity Now said...

oh damn...there's no hope for me then is there. Hmmmpph!

Brianna Heldt said...

It's sad, isn't it? Unfortunately I'm used to it, since it was Kaitlyn's FIRST word.