Sunday, October 25, 2009
Golden leaves and bright sunshine expose my disposition
Here I sit. The aroma of tonight's dinner from the crock pot fills my home. The appliance is rarely if ever used during warm months. But a chilly fall day calls for it. I love the idea of managing a delicious meal for my son without doting in the kitchen. I'm freed up to go out for a brisk walk with my camera in hand (before they turn numb).
I woke early out of habit. Last night I fell asleep on the couch in an attempt to watch a movie with Mancub. It's rather nice because I can get the most out of my day off before the time-clock strikes its hammer down telling me duty calls. Once the sun broke over the horizon it shed light on the fact that my teen ager had cleaned up after I had gone to bed. He folded the comforter I used. He put my glass and bag of Twizzlers in the kitchen. I'll make a point of expressing gratitude for completing a household task without my expectation or coaxing. These are the little surprises that make me so proud to be a parent.