06 April 2010

Thoughts from a small boy.

It is hard to go night-night when you are just little like me. There are lots of things in my head and they make me be awake. So Mama sits by me and knits a hat in the dark.

Maybe there are monsters, so Mama turns on the light in the potty and I can see that it is only my bear.

Maybe I am thirsty, so Mama gives me my water sippy.

Maybe my legs hurt, so Mama rubs my back.

Maybe I am sad because now I know that people sometimes go away. What if I am all alone? So Mama picks me up and sings to me and we rock in the chair.

Maybe I am excited because I can do lots of things now since I am almost big. So Mama pats my hair and runs her fingers on my eyebrows very soft so I can close my eyes and be excited in my head.

Maybe I am bored because it is night and no one will play with me. So Mama sits by me and knits a hat in the dark. I lay down and watch how Mama can make a hat and not look. I watch and my eyes get tired. My eyes want to go night-night, even when the rest of me wants to play. I close my eyes and listen to Mama go click, click, click. It sounds like my clock. It makes me sleepy.

Maybe I can go night-night now, because Mama sits by me and knits a hat in the dark.

8 comments:

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Beautiful.

Lourie said...

That is sooo sweet. Love it.

Emily said...

That's so sweet and lovely. :)

rachel said...

Aaaaaw, very tender and touching...

Molly said...

So sweet. I used to have little boys just like that, and little girls too. And I'm here to tell you it's later than any of us realizes. So knit your heart out if it means that little boy, who will soon be six foot four and out the door, doesn't have to be lonely in the dark.

Mags said...

Your words are lyrical and soothing...I felt my eyelids getting heavy.
Happy knitting.

riseoutofme said...

Lucky, lucky boy.

Judy said...

That was beautiful, Aud. Junior is a very lucky little boy.