» I have a special treat today. For me! Today I share a few of my most favorite parenting memories. Vignettes of early fatherhood that I've never shared before. Some of my most precious memories. Places I go when I'm missing the Bug.
My first precious parenting memory that I'd like to share today comes from the time when the Bug was very small. I'm not sure .. maybe 2 years old.
» Little Hand | Big Face
I remember being very tired when I heard him stir (.. sleeping there beside me).
It was dark, very dark .. and I was facing the other way .. in the process of summoning the strength to turn and see what he was doing ..
.. when I felt his hand light on my face .. his tiny, little hand .. exploring the contours of my face. With those tiny little fingers.
Anyway, I felt his little hand explore my face, my scruffy face .. then he laid back down, and went back to sleep. =)
» A Waking Smile in the Woods
When he was still very small I would carry him .. thru the wooded areas of the ENC. Eventually he would become drowsy as his nap time approached.
One time, I noticed he was already asleep. So instead of taking him all the way back home, and maybe waking him in the process .. I simply found a comfortable place to lie down just off the beaten trail.