Monday, January 08, 2007

The Best One

Friday morning The Mayor, Rooster and I dropped K off at the commuter train station.

The Mayor watched K disappear through the station entrance, sighed happily, dreamily and said,

"Daddy.... he's my best one."

"My best one" is The Mayor's highest form of praise and is usually reserved for the color green itself and, by nature of their great, good fortune to be green, green-colored things.

The green sippy cup is usually THE ULTIMATE BEST ONE.


I have complained before about being second fiddle to the beloved Daddy, acknowledged why it makes sense that he is the clear favorite and occasionally been given my props, but c'mon.

Show the mother some love, kid.

I turned around to face The Mayor and asked,
"What about Mommy?"

His head rolled away from his window and he turned towards me. A slow smile spread across his face and he said,
"You're my best one too, Mommy... and Roo."

And I had one of those moments that make it all worthwhile.

Family. It can be so good.


On the way to daycare both children had lip locks on sippy cups so the car was quiet.

I heard the telltale 'hiss pop' of a cup pulling out of a mouth and The Mayor said,
"I am a fascinating boy."
Indeed.

You are to me sweet one.

30 comments:

Long Island Dad said...

Sweet! My helper bases his top affections on a ranking system. I'm the "Greatest Dad Ever" as long as I haven't said "No" in the past 10 minutes... then Mommy takes over the top spot... go figure.

Tabba said...

Love it! Sweet, sweet, sweet.

Sayre said...

Gotta love the Mayor! He IS a fascinating boy.

And he has great taste - K, Mommy and Roo are all his best ones.

The Sour Kraut said...

That is so sweet! I love The Mayor's vocabulary. He's fascinating indeed.

Iris said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, that just sounds so nice

Mamma said...

Heaven!!

The Medium Swede said...

super sweet

Mad Hatter said...

Self-awareness is the first step on the road to wisdom. Not only is he fascinating, he is wise too boot.

Lisa said...

CUTE boots. And Love your hair on that photo you previously posted.

And this is the more adoreable exchange... Facinating indeed.

Karen Forest said...

Miss L alternates between her daddy and I....."You my best friend, mommy" melts my heart.

Plain Jane Mom said...

Oh, those are the best moments for sure. When you're trying to drive with a good tear welling up. You've got a good one there ;)

Sarah said...

I am so happy for you about the weight loss. I have been working on it too. I am also 5'6" and have just lost all my pregnancy weight. I'm now down to 175 and hoping to go much lower. It's good to know that it's possible and that it just gets better from here. Thanks for the ideas and encouragement!

mamatulip said...

So glad that you're recording these little snippets...these glimpses of your wonderful, fascinating children...and sharing them with us.

NtycnBoricua said...

I love how the lil minds work. We all need to adapt the Mayor's philosophy and tell ourselves that every day - I am a fascinating mom/woman/etc.

Love it!

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Nikki said...

I love the Mayor. He is a trip.

Give him a kiss from me would you?

bubandpie said...

"I am a fascinating boy."

That. is. just. too. great. for. words.

Jen3 @ Amazing Trips said...

That is just so awesome ... I hope he always feels that way about himself AND about his family!! :)

Lotta said...

Ah the "hiss pop" I know it well. Very sweet. Hey will you help me figure out how to blogroll? Where do I go?

Kevin Charnas said...

Indeed...indeed...to me as well.

And I continue to live vicariously through you.

One day, Kevin...one day.

ewe are here said...

Love it. 'I am a fascinating boy.'
Just love it.

Momish said...

Indeed!

wendy boucher said...

What most excellent use of vocabulary. And so right on!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

What an awesome little dude! I am continually amazed at the things my kids choose to say! The other day they were fighting over whose mommy I was. (HMMMM) Junior Mayhem piped in with his words of wisdom:
" She is MY momma....I make her happy!" I wanted to add: " If you really want to make Momma happy...how about we start using the facilities?" It's really not too much to ask! Great post!

Mom101 said...

I love how you told this. We all know the joys of feeling like the best one to our kids, and the disappointment of feeling second best, even if it's not true.

Unfortunately these days, we are both second best to Elmo. Or maybe Big Bird is second best. Okay, so I'm tied for third. Maybe not too great.

urban-urchin said...

I love the Mayor, what a sweet little boy. You told this so well too.

carrie said...

Aaaaaw, what a sweet boy!

And man, if I could get some peace and quiet in the car with sippy cups, I'd give them to all 3 of my kids in a heartbeat (think the 8 & 9 year old would mind?)!!!

Carrie

Nicole said...

First time here. Loved it. It sounds like you have a very smart and sweet boy on your hands. :)

Alpha Dogma said...

I was eased into my second class citizen status via the dog. I walk her, I feed her, I scoop her 'deposits,' I let her sleep on the bed. But still she loves the Omega Man so much more.

"I am a fascinating boy" would make a great slogan on a t-shirt.

jen said...

you are the best one, sister. you are.

yes.

Mel said...

That is lovely. You made my heart hurt.