Wednesday, December 17, 2008

RED, MEET BLUE

Look what came in the mail Monday, despite the snow, despite the ice, despite the fact that I didn't even 1-Click it until Thursday night.

Not sure why I doubted Rojo when he told me it would come Monday (just because the shipping information said otherwise, I guess).

Not sure why I doubted Rojo when on Saturday, before all hell broke loose with the weather, he adamantly insisted no school for the following week. (Probably because I didn't want him to be right, and I still can't get through my head that arguing is not a good idea, it doesn't really change the fact that he is tapped in.)

Not sure why it's taken me this long to just surrender - we're in for three weeks of togetherness ("vacation" was scheduled to start at noon on Friday, anyway).

So, today I will just go ahead and cancel my plans for the rest of the week. I will drag up the round card table from the basement, and pull up a chair. I'll find a great jigsaw puzzle and make myself cozy by the fire. I'll sit near him as he Googles, watches his latest litany of favorite TV shows (Bernie Mac, iCarly, Nanny 911), and we'll talk about "nothing."

And it will be everything I need.

But just don't know it.

Yet.

13 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sounds heavenly. What a great guy you have there. So full of wisdom and knowing (like his mommy). PS I have unearthed 2 plastic black flies and a a big roach. If Ro's Christmas stocking is in need, just email me. :)

Terry said...

It sounds like heaven to me!

Suzy said...

God you're lucky...

Wanna trade?

Go Mama said...

You're an angel Carrie...
and that boy is a true gift.

Wanda said...

And it is supposed to be sowing more right now, even as we speak...but it isn't here. Is it there? Ask Rojo when it will start, okay?

holly said...

nice. we're on the same track over here.

ask him, though, WHERE IS THE SNOW?

Michelle O'Neil said...

OMG! I love that he watches Nanny 911. Has he seen Super Manny yet? The show totally makes me cry. Some big dude teaching men how to be better fathers.

Rojo is one puzzle you seem to have figured out.

Love.

Kathryn said...

Actually, it does sound like fun. I am so with you on the jigsaw puzzle, the fire, etc. We've had just the opposite odd weather, 77 degrees, humid and just sopping wet air - everyone's on Mucinex.

Rojo is the coolest.

Jerri said...

Rojo is some tapped in. Does he do Vegas?

Lori said...

That young man is your human barometer. Listen to him, Mom! He's been right a lot, hasn't he? Yep - sounds like he's tapped in to a level of understanding most of us never reach.

What a gift!

drama mama said...

I can think of NO better vacation.

None.

kario said...

I'm in this boat with you. Thank goodness for the fireplace and the fact that the kids will go out now and then to throw snowballs at each other.

Oh, and wine. And 5:00.

Love ;-)

Deb said...

Pure magic!