Saturday, February 14, 2009

Conversations at Bedtime

Laying with Henry at bedtime can be humorous and revealing. It's so interesting to understand what is going through his head. Most of the time these tidbits go unremembered because they're so often between midnight and six in the morning and they cannot be recalled during wakeful coherence.

I lay down with him tonight to put him down.


"Did you have a nice Valentine's Day Henry?"
"Yes, there was only one pinwheel." (referring to their gifts - he got the pinwheel)


-- long pause --


"Do you know why they call 'sugar snap peas' 'sugar snap peas'?"
"Why Henry?"
"Because they 'snap'."
(chuckling under my breath) "Good call man"


-- another long pause --


"I just don't know how those stink bugs get in the house..."
"Me either"
"They stink"
"They sure do"


-- long pause, I think he's asleep --


"Sweet dreams Daddy"
"You too Henry, Good night"

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Henry. Sweet Dreams.

Lori, Fred & Jack

Anonymous said...

Hugs to my hero
nk

Anonymous said...

I freakin' LOVE IT. That boy is BRILLIANT! I love how these things just pop into his mind! So cute to see his thought process!

Love that kid... xoxo

Gwen

Granya said...

All very profound and thoughtful and accurate - it's Henry's way.

Anonymous said...

Henry is so sweet I could just give him a big squeeze. :)

Anonymous said...

Very sweet! We hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day surrounded by the love of family!

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

Rachel said...

So neat that you got that down.

Henry is my hero!

Chris Baer said...

Kids say the darndest things. I admire your ability to see the light in things, Bryan. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

It is always a joy to be able to share in these little everyday moments that you have with Henry. Wish we could be there closer to you all more of the time.
Love,
Karen

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I am so glad that you captured this moment for all of us to enjoy as well. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Nurse Katie