Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Queen....did I mention I'm a Queen?

The other night we got home from small group and the baby, of course, fell asleep in the car. Transferring him oh-so-carefully into the crib without waking him is always a chore, usually requiring one final nursing session before bed. Cody came up and climbed into bed, awaiting daddy's arrival. This is their favorite time of the day, story and snuggle Cody-Daddy time. This usually involves a "low rider" where Cody climbs atop daddy's back and they zoom up the stairs to the room in a quiet and fun fashion, so as not to wake the baby. After that, they take a flashlight and illuminate the glow-in-the-dark stars on Cody's ceiling. Long story short, it's dark in the boys' room and I tend to be a clutz in the dark.

If any of you have "rock 'em, sock 'em" robots, you know how they are shaped, and I just want you to imagine, if you will, the pain of stepping on them in the dark without any shoes on. These toys had not yet been put away from a play session from earlier in the day, unfortunately for me. Seeing as how the baby was finally asleep, I really had to contain my intense desire to shriek something less-than-pleasant from my mouth. (Did I mention we are doing an Andy Stanley study in our small group called, "It Came From Within" which deals with the heart and what lies in it?)

After I had composed myself (I tend to be a little dramatic, but it HURT!), I felt the arms of my little one wrap around me and a timid, "I'm so sorry, Mommy," was whispered in my ear. Tears sprang to my eyes (as they often do when I'm treated with such tenderness by the men in my life).

I'm glad I had an encounter with those silly red and blue robots. It was just another opportunity for me to be reminded how great it is to be the Queen of my Castle.

7 comments:

Glass Half Full said...

I get that treatment too. It pays to be the only female in my home!!!

New Mama's Nest said...

Oh how sweet! Glad your foot and spirit are doing well! (thanks for the potty training advice too!)

Barbie said...

Such a sweet post! Your little guy sure seems like a great little boy. Sounds like you are training him well.

Robin said...

I love being the queen of my home too. And have you ever stepped on a hot wheels car in the middle of the night? OUCH!!!

Charity said...

Nice castle, by the way Hap! The robot-encounter and Cody's response certainly is proof that you and Jerry are doing a good job raising the kiddos. So sweet.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

I always say that I'm the queen of our house. I'm surrounded by boys and that is pretty great! Ugh, Rock em Sock em robots! There's not one thing I like about that toy, and yet, my children have one they even have the Spongebob version and I can't stand spongebob!

Just T said...

That is so sweet! It's a great feeling to be Queen of your Castle. It's even greater when little ones, without being told off, know they did something wrong and say sorry all on their own. Makes you proud to be their Mummy! And let's us know our parenting skills are just PERFECT!