stacking.

Today we're staying indoors to avoid the sog. This morning I went a bit crazy pureeing baby food and simmering vegetable soup, cleaning baby slobber off all the mirrors in the house and scrubbing toilets.

Rowan's milestones continue to pour down, and I find it impossible to keep up. He's a great eater, though sweet potatoes are still his fave. He crawls like a racer, pulls himself up against anything, grabs my nose with aplomb, rolls his car toy, throws stuff, unstacks his stacking toy lighthouse, and takes better naps. In fact, he's in the middle of one of his stellar naps right now.


While we watch Another Year. At the beginning the psychologist, Gerri, asks her reluctant patient: What's the happiest memory you have?

I found myself wanting to answer this, never wanting to answer it because it seems finite, and wanting to save it for later.

What's the happiest memory you have?

16 comments:

Hollie said...

After a tough last couple of months, I had a happy moment today, and I've been psychoanalyzing it since. Emma started singing a song by Adele in the car. Like really singing it, in a little girl voice. And she knew all of the words. It was so sweet, and innocent and beautiful.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Beautiful statement heather. Why do we need favorites sometimes when really most moments can be quite special (in their own nose grabbing way!)

Pierre BOYER said...

Greetings from France,

Pierre

Claire Kiefer said...

Is it weird that that question makes me sad? A few things come to mind: when my San Quentin students did a poetry reading before I left in December of 2003, staying up in bed laughing hysterically with Alex in Beijing one night . . . I'd have to think about others. But I hope my happiest moment hasn't happened yet.

Di said...

Sometimes it is good to have an excuse to stay indoors and just be......doing all the things you put off doing when there are other opportunities to be had.

I don't know if I can answer the question - I have so many memories that I cherish (and a few I'd rather forget) that it would be difficult to say what the happiest is - I feel happiest when I think about how wonderful my parents are and the life that they gave to me....but I also feel happy when I travel and absorb new things.....and when I spend time with good friends.....oh gosh - it really is a hard question......

OneCraftyFox said...

Absolutely LOVING your mommy stories. One day I will meet someone who cherishes me and I will get to experience the wonderful warm of motherhood... one day... lol :)

Lots of love to you my dear friend

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Too many lovely moments to list. I think my favorites change. Some of the moments are when the kids are young and some are now as we all grow older. I think we can have many favorites.

shopgirl said...

I'll have to check out this movie.

Happiest memory...gosh that's hard....it would have to be my wedding day. I know it sounds cliche but there it is. :-))

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Reese
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this free bird said...

I'm like you. I'm saving it. And a part of me is scared to even think about it--fear of answering and facing the wrath of the other shoe dropping. Yet I also believe that the best is yet to come. Hope I still feel this way as I grow older down the aging process.

I love that Rowan's throwing things! Bad Auntie Carrie!

xo,
C

Kristin H said...

Oh, I feel I have so many. Picking one would be hard. Moments with my boys were I have said this must be the happiest moment? But the last one I remember is driving to France with my man where we stopped and bought some shrimps drove with the land rover to open farm country and popped a bottle of wonderful Muscadet and enjoyed the shrimps with baguette... I just felt so refreshingly happy with the simple not the fancy restaurant but overlooking the nature!!!

Krystal said...

i love your answer :)

drollgirl said...

avoid the sog?! LOLOLOOL! i love that! and what a fab post!

happiest moment. hmmm. i have had many for sure, but i love the ones where i am laughing my head off. there is one HORRENDOUS photo of my where i am a teenager in a ridic outfit, and i am all contorted up in laughter. it makes me smile just thinking about it. :)

have a fab holiday!

Kavery said...

Loved reading this. You have so much to cherish in your life right now.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh my goodness what a hard question! I don't know if I could pick one.

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a great weekend!

xo

fifth floor apartment said...

i go through spurts of crazed cleaning/housework myself :)

as for my happiest memory...hmm...the first time i didn't cry after my mom left pittsburgh after spending a weekend with me in my new place was a really rad moment :)

xo Alison

LatteLisa said...

just wanted to drop by and say Happy Thanksgiving!

PS. That question is way too hard.

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