I’ll HELP You Mom
Yeah sure………………..for Sammy “help” used to mean “today I won’t hop up on the bed and go instantly to sleep knowing you’re about to change the sheets and that you will NOT wake me if I’m here sleeping”………..these days if Sam “helps” he goes down to the basement and naps while I’m doing laundry. That’s MY kind of help!
It used to be that once the fleece blanket got BACK on the bed after I put clean sheets on, Sam would park himself there and make biscuits for about a half hour then snooze for a few hours and if I was lucky, I had the bedspread back on the bed by the time David and I were getting IN it for sleep that night! Those fleece blankets are cat magnets.
These days though he can’t get up on the bed – refuses to use kitty stairs, or a chair, or anything to help him get up – he just doesn’t get ON the bed period. Those achy breaky joints stop him. I’ll pop him up there if he comes into the bedroom while I’m in there though………and put him back on the floor when he’s ready to get down – it’s what Moms do right?
Know what? I kind of miss the days when he’d interfere with bed-changing and laundry…………………I’d love to hit his “instant replay” button and go through the last 16 years all over again – WHAT FUN! Not that we don’t STILL have fun, but laundry day used to be something I looked forward to because of the playing around with him……..these days I look forward to laundry day for the clean sheets. Hmm…….doesn’t sound as fun does it?!
Aw heck Mom….we still have fun….it’s fun NAPPING – right?
Yes Darling Boy…….napping IS fun when I can watch you do it!