Friday, May 7, 2010

morning dates

this little guy and i
have a date every morning.
6:00 a.m. sharp.
(some of us refuse to switch
to local time).
as much as i try to fight it
and try to get him to join me in bed
and return to slumber,
he insists.

and so we tiptoe up the stairs
as quietly as possible
so as not to have our quiet time
intruded upon.
we open the balcony doors,
let in the air
and listen to the birds' songs.
first i feed myself
then i get everything prepared
for our morning exercises.
i wish i could impress you
by saying i get my pilates mat out.
instead it's the bowl and spoon
and the jar of carrots.
it's been a week now,
of exercises.
trying to overcome that inborn reflex
to push everything out of the mouth
that isn't a nipple.
so far we aren't having
notable success.
that tiny, pointy little muscle
is quite stubborn.
but our hard, quiet, messy work
in the peace of the morning
will pay off!

1 comment:

Sue said...

That little guy looks like he knows what he wants...or doesn't want.

Good luck!