Thursday, June 23, 2011

What Happened to Ronan?

Ronan on his bean bag, just before supper

Ronan and I arrived home this evening to the cozy, waning summer sunlight filtering in through the back windows. We decided to take a moment and hang out before fixing dinner; Ronan flopped on a bean bag while I turned on some music.

Enjoying the dancing leaves

What made this evening unusual was how quiet and still Ronan was. He had no restless energy, no thrashing, no need to look for toys. He just watched the wind play with the leaves and branches of the trees in the backyard. The movement outside threw dancing patterns of sunlight on his face while the two of us listened to Dire Straits.

Happy to be cozy

It lasted an astounding ten minutes. He wasn't sleeping or trying to nap, and he didn't say that that he was tired or exhausted. It was the first time I have seen Ronan just take the time to be still, to relax. It was an amazing 10 minutes. Sadly, it was Dire Straits that broke the spell.

"Dad, are we done with this yet? I want to listen to Jack Johnson."

Even if he never enjoys Dire Straits, at least I have the memory of those ten minutes.

6 comments:

CalBadger said...

Sweet!
PS: E, when are you going to have "that special first moment?"!

Holly Teetzel said...

10 minutes to treasure forever :-) Great photos, too!

Erik said...

CalBadger, very good question. Hopefully soon - I need a little downtime!

Tina Peterson said...

I tried to leave a message, but it didn't post. If you got a duplicate please delete this one.

You have really cute kids! it's so nice when kids will take a few moments and just relax and enjoy what they're seeing.

I just reviewed a book called 15 minutes outside by Rebecca P Cohen that I thought you might enjoy. It's full of fun inexpensive things you can do outside as a family.

http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/10/book-review-15-minutes-outside-by.html

Tina 'The Book Lady"
http://familyliteracy2.blogspot.com

PS: I'm following you now - great blog!

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Nice cozy photo and cute boy ;).
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