I’ve heard the Bwun say “sad” a few times before, but only when he was repeating after me if I asked him if he was sad. But yesterday I learned that he can recognize this facial expression:

That’s about how I looked last night when I slipped on the bathroom rug and fell flat on the floor. I was trying to get the Bwun ready for a bath (which he decided he did NOT want once I put him in), and somehow the rug moved instead of staying nicely where it usually does. Kerplop! Mostly I hurt my feet, but the stress of a long day, a fussy toddler, and a husband gone at a law school function – in addition to the shock of falling – made me sit on the floor sobbing for a few minutes.

At first the Bwun burst into tears as well, probably because he didn’t know what was going on. He buried his face in his little hands and cried his eyes out. Then after he calmed down he looked at me, said, “Sad!”, and came over and sat on my lap. He was quiet for a minute before looking up at me and asked, “Hug?”

And it pretty well made everything better.


6 Comments on “Hug?”

  1. Jim says:

    Many years ago, a business associate told me and Karlyn “I just can’t see having kids. There’s no return on the investment.” These moments, when you get things like “Hug?”, are the return he will never get, but we do. I’m very glad you weren’t seriously hurt.

  2. KHL says:

    Awww. What a cutie. Sorry for your fall, though. Hope you’re okay today.

  3. kendy says:

    Oh, my. I’m glad you’re okay. And what an amazing little boy you’ve got!

  4. Megan says:

    It is so sweet when something so simple as a hug or kiss makes everything all better.

  5. Kate says:

    How sweet! Umm, you just blew over that “I slipped on the bathroom floor” thing like it was no big deal. Are you okay?? Sheesh!! That made me scared for you!

  6. mikaroni says:

    I somehow managed to hurt both feet in my fall, but other than that I’ve been fine. And I had the Bwun around to cheer me up. He certainly makes up for all the messes and the tantrums!

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