This is the face of a kid that is only satisfied eating his dinner if his mother is making a fool of herself by singing to him while he eats. His favorites are The Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald had a Farm and Holla Back Girl (for when he’s eating bananas). He also enjoys when his mother is getting really frustrated but trying to stay calm by singing a new verse of The Wheels on the Bus about how the mommies are getting off the bus to go have margaritas.
I love the song Hey. Ho. from the Lumineers (Baylor calls it the song where “they yell a lot”). When they say “she’d be standing next to me” it always gets me – there’s something so powerful knowing that the person you love is standing next to you.
Today PW and I are celebrating our 8th anniversary and all I kept thinking about were the places and times we’ve stood next to each other…
He stood next to me at our high school graduation
He stood next to me all through college
He stood next to me at our college graduation
He stood next to me on an alter and said “I do”
He stood next to me when we moved 3,000 miles to DC
He stood next to me when I cried desperately homesick
He stood next to me when he graduated from law school
He stood next to me when we drove from Phoenix to DC twice and DC to Phoenix twice
He stood next to me when Baylor was born
stood next to me held me up when Mame died
He stood next to me when Auggie was born
He stood next to me through countless hard times, millions of good times, struggles, triumphs…he’s always there with a smile, a hug, a voice of reason and a shoulder to lean on.
So here is to the last 8 years and at least 88 more, Peter!