I am stiring the cocoa mix into my much-needed cup of hot caffeine goodness.
Peanut is still asleep and Monkey is watching my every move.
“What doing?” he asks in his littlel 2 year-old voice.
“Mommy’s making cocoa,” I answer. “What do you want for breakfast?”
“I want cocoa, too,” he says, quickly finding his plastic mug in the drawer of sippy cups.
I use a spoon and put a few spoonfuls in his mug to cool off. “Do you want peanut butter toast for breakfast?” I ask. (It’s his favorite thing to eat in the morning.)
“No.” (That’s unusual….)
“How about dinosaur oats?” I ask.
“No, oats are hot,” he says.
He starts to rumage through the cabinet where the cereal is.
“How about some dry graham cracker cereal (Golden Grahams)?”
That’s when he pulls out the Pop-Tart box. “Want Pop-Tart…”
Not wanting his breakfast to consist merely of cocoa and a Pop-Tart (all that sugar so early in the morning could spell trouble after all…) I try again…. “What else do you want? How about some oats with your Pop-tart?”
He looks at me like I’m crazy. “Pop-Tarts are good!” he assures me.
I open the box and start to pull out the plastic baggie with the open sleeve of Pop-Tart goodness. He is pulling out other wrapped Pop-Tarts at the same time. “How about the one we already have open?” I ask.
“Want boo-berry,” he says, still searching.
“This one IS blueberry,” I assure him.
At this point he starts licking his lips. (I try hard not to laugh at his eager anticipation.) “Oh!” he says, still licking his lips.
I am well aware that all too soon these innocent moments will be long gone…
A Pop-Tart and a few sips of cocoa are well worth it to be able to slip into his world for a bit, and that’s what I’m thankful for this Thankful Thursday.
This post was inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop: Capture what it’s like to spend a day or a moment talking with your kiddo.
(inspired by Big Mama Cass)