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Monday
Mar262007

What Henry thinks I am thinking, all the time.

I wonder what Henry’s playing with, over there. Why won’t he show me?

Is his Lego construction any different, now that he’s done some magical new thing to it?

And now? Is it different?

And now?

Now?

Now now now now now?

It can’t be different again—or can it?

I wonder if Henry can jump on one leg? Too bad I’ll never find out.

Now I’m wondering about that other leg.

I keep looking away because I forget I have a son. Good thing he understands and reminds me!

What does the food in Henry’s mouth look like, when he’s eating? I wish there was a way for me to see that.

Is Henry doing something fun with his socks? I hope he shows me.

I would look over to see the dog doing something cute, if only Henry would tell me to.

Did the dog’s expression change slightly? I’ll wait for Henry to look first and let me know.

It is important for me to be aware of each and every squirrel in the yard. Good thing Henry’s on the job, with that.

This magazine is so boring, but I feel awkward , looking up to watch Henry’s television program. That’s his thing. I wish I could share in it.

I’ll guess I’ll go back to reading, after he showed me that last thing. I wish I could see more.

And more.

And more and more and more.

Good thing I threw that magazine on the coffee table! Now I get to watch Curious George.

Reader Comments (31)

We're all born narcissists...
March 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteranna
Oh shit that was funny! It's so good, I'll bet it gets copied and pasted into and e-mail which will then be forwarded 1 billion times until it's as funny as "Take my wife, please." But I'll still laugh, because it'll still be funny to ME.

Well, when I get it, I'll be sure to credit you before I pass it on.
March 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMignon
dude, i wish i was your kid. For an adult, you are so in tune with what's important in life.
March 27, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermelanie
My niece is still at the stage of

"I'm going to eat this cheerio""No, now that I've put it in my mouth, I think I'll take it out and feed it to daddy instead."

When she's not doing that, she's sneaking up on him trying to covertly steal his snack. And she just learned to walk 2 weeks ago!
March 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
Oh my god how did you get in my kid's head? The Lego thing - seriously, how did you know that?
March 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjenfromri
I'm the biggest lurker ever, on this blog, but I had to come out of hiding to tell you that I really and truly laughed out loud at this post. I usually find things amusing online, but don't always laugh, like with my voice. Today I did. Awesome awesome post. And I also really liked the letter to Age 4 1/2 from sometime in February.
March 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

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