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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nico and Me

 Nico and me

Oh, I know what this means to you, a bragging grandmother talking about her grandchild! No, this post is not about his alertness and cuteness, his wonderful smell, his smiles, his singing along...
It is not even on the way he recognizes me after an absence....

What I will  tell you is how my grandchild Nico has invaded my life, and my dreams, and everything I do. Just walking through Barnes and Noble, I scour shelves for books he may not already have, toys he can begin to appreciate, mobiles he can engage with.

....I will not tell you how as I walk and sing to him, he sings back; his head moves toward me to see my lips; his legs push up and down in rhythm with the beat of the song....

I will tell you how I move differently when I cuddle and rock him; how I stand firmer and taller because I want to make sure he's well supported; how I sing made-up words about what life is like the minute we're together; how we burp after a meal; how happy we are to recognize each other; how we dream long dreams about each other; how strong our legs are; how everyone around us, new or old discusses and appreciates every little change they see.

Nico does not know this now: His smile are just the vitamins I need to live two more decades; to see him through kindergarten; to see him through high school. He'll tell his girlfriend, as they walk down to pick up their diploma:
"That lady there who can't stop smiling at me, she is ninety years young!"

32 comments:

joeh said...

There is a fortune to be made if they could just bottle that feeling!

Brian Miller said...

smiles....glad you are getting that vitamin booster....babies def have that way of changing the way we look at life....and move...and....

The Broad said...

You had me smiling from the first word to the last! :-)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosaria .. baby vitamins - makes so much sense .. just enjoy Nico and all associated baby delights .. cheers Hilary

Rubye Jack said...

You and Nico have brightened up my day Rosaria, and I can well imagine what his presence does for you. When I was young I used to think that our children were the only things that gave our lives meaning, but honestly nowadays I find that any baby or child can give us that sense of meaning of purpose. It makes sense is all. I am so glad you have Nico in your life.

Hilary said...

What a beautiful relationship, photo and love you share. I am so ready for grandchildren even though my kids are nowhere near ready to accommodate. I'll just have to dose up on your vitamin boost for now. Lovely post.

dianefaith said...

It's the best feeling in the world, holding and loving a baby. It still works when they're six, and I'm hoping it'll work for a few more years. Loved reading this!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What a lovely post, Rosaria. I can understand why you adore him!

Mona said...

I just love how you have written this...It is just how I feel about my grandbabies..
Thank you for sharing this ..It is perfect..
Love, Mona

Suz said...

how wonderful
perfect words for a perfect relationship
blossom grandmother blossom
and I know

hyperCRYPTICal said...

A beautiful post - love baby vitamins! I have one grandchild - little Theo who is 15 months. He lights up my life and makes me realise how unfit I am!
Sorry I haven't been round for a while - real life stuff got and still gets in the way of blogging.
Kind regards.
Anna :o]

Helen said...

How incredibly sweet .. Nico has been given the perfect gift ~~ you! Yes, decades are something you can enjoy with Baby Nico ... he has much to learn from his grandmother.

Helga said...

Absolutely beautiful! What you are telling me is that you are in love... a boundless, magical, invigorating, enchanting love.

Rob-bear said...

I can tell he's your new sweetheart, Rosaria. I hope you keep having much fun with him!

Blessings and Bear hugs to both of you!

quilterliz said...

G'day Rosaria. That is a really lovely post. Take care. Liz...

Out on the prairie said...

it will be fun to talk to him of his first memories of the love you have shared.

fiftyodd said...

You speak for all of us. Lovely post.

Sandi McBride said...

And that is what a Grandmother is! Our only is 14 but we have another "in the works" who will be born in August...can not wait to have a wee one to cuddle again!
Sandi
ps
congrats on Post of the Week

Amanda said...

Seeing that image of you cuddling Nico brings to mind that wonderful smell and feel of holding an infant - there are few things more beautiful in the world, and your celebration of that is a joy to read.

yaya said...

That is the best description of being a Grandmother I've ever heard...I smiled all the way through this! I love his name too! He's one lucky little guy to have you!

Tom Sightings said...

So cute. Makes me wish I had a grandchild (but first, as they say, the kid has to get a date!)

ShirleyGoldenDoodles said...

You are an amazing writer - and as my first "own" grandchild is expected in about 4 weeks I look at your situation with longing. To hold and smell a new life, to feel that you have some part in his very being, he is flesh of your flesh....enjoy this new lease of life - and Rosaria, thank you SO much for sharing with such eloquence. Best wishes from Mary at http://shirleyartanddoods.blogspot.co.uk

the walking man said...

Excellent Rosaria! Personally my 2nd will be born in July, I can't wait to teach him how to talk Detroit!

Becky Jerdee said...

Such a spirit lifter-upper for you!!!

troutbirder said...

Definitely a good plan. Go for it!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is truly such a beautiful post.
Enjoy every moment.

Congratulations on being featured in POTW.
Truly well-deserved.

Yael said...

This is a most beautiful and lovely (and loving) post! :-)

Tabor said...

What a precious love story. Congratulations on your POTW!!

fiftyodd said...

There's nothing in this world that compares to cuddling a tiny baby.

Out on the prairie said...

Nice to be there while they grow, a real pleasure for me.

Boodhooram Ignoramus said...

Pardon me; I smell an affair between a boy and a girl ! thanks for the post.

Friko said...

I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you!