Thursday, April 13, 2006

Play Time Is Just Not the Same

I have felt a little under the weather the past couple of days. Now, I don't normally complain about feeling sick but it has kept me from being able to play with Parker. Even with all the precautions that are taken before we go into Parker's room, the risk of passing on what I may have to him is far too great. So, I watch my wife from outside the room as she plays with our son the way I normally would if I were with him.

Now, I am unsure if she thinks I don't trust her to get Parker's exercises done, but my wife has now gotten in to the habit of taking pictures of the little monkey's play time to show me. I am pretty sure that his favourite kind of play is his time with his mobile. Every day he looks more excited as he plays with it. I am so sure that he has convinced himself that these little creatures hanging from the mobile are genuinely his friends. Religiously, Parker's little friends fly by, and as they come closer to his body they swoop down toward him. Each time, he throws his hands toward them, trying to reach out and swat them. Each time he misses. Each time he laughes. I don't try and understand what it is that he finds so amusing with his three friends. I am just glad that he has something that makes him laugh and smile each time he does it.

Now, we were both hoping that Parker hit the magic 5 kg (11 lbs) mark today, but it was not meant to be. Parker remained 0.7 ounces short (20 grams) of the mark. My wife had the camera all ready to record the historical event. Alas, we shall have to wait another day.

I better try and get some sleep. If I am not better tomorrow I will not get to play with my son. And I know that play time is just not the same if Parker's daddy is left only watching from behind the glass doors.


Natalie said...

Parker Posey,

Wow Parker Poo I can tell how much your Daddy misses playing with you! I hope that he feels better today so you both can play together! I am so glad that you are enjoying your mobile so much...animal friends are such fun!

I hope that the Easter Bunny is good to you...if you listen very closely you will hear some hopping feet coming your way! Happy Easter Little One! Did you know that you are a pretty cute little bunny yourself?

I love you Parker Poo!
Auntie Natalie xoxox

nana said...

Hello Nana's Precious Little Man:

How adorable you are looking.You have lost your little playing partner but only until he feels right as rain. Can't take any chances you know. He misses play time just as much or even more than you.Give your daddy another day or two and he will be back playing more than ever.

I can't wait to see you again on Tuesday...we have some making up do as I did not see you this week. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.Hope your parents take some time off and have a wonderful meal with your Nonna and Nonno.

Much love and lots of kisses.

Nana xoxoxo

Granddad sends all his love your way.

nonna said...

Hey Parker,

Thank you for making a rainy day sunny.

Love you tons.

Nonno, Nonna & Nonnie