KIDS … YOU GOT TO LOVE THEM

From the bathtub Cooper yells: “DAD!”

It’s been a long day. I’m finally in my “happy place” as I sit in my big recliner with my feet up and a big blanket covering me. Hoping he’ll go back to playing with his toys in the tub and wanting nothing to pry me from my comfort, I simply pretend I didn’t hear him.

Again from the bathtub Cooper yells louder: “DAD!”

I feel obligated now so I return the yell: “WHAT?”

Obviously not hearing me, this time Cooper yells with everything he’s got: “DAAAAD!”

I return the yell with one of my own. It’s a VERY loud, “WHAT?”

Lea gives me “one of those looks” from across the room that says, “Just go see what he wants.”

I respond in perfect fashion with a look of my own that says, “It can’t be important, please don’t make me get up!”

Unable to hear me from the bathroom Cooper yells again, but this time it’s: “MOM!”

Thinking that I have just passed-the-buck to Lea, I try hard not to let the smile inside come out where she can see it.

Lea answers Cooper, “What is it?” in her normal soft voice and amazingly he hears her.

“MOM!” Cooper yells, “TELL DAD TO COME HERE!”

Lea can’t hide her smile as she looks at me and says, “He’s calling YOU babe!”

I sit the recliner up, put the TV remote down and remove my warm blanket. Leaving my “happy place” I think to myself, “What could be so important that I’ve got to come RIGHT NOW?”

I enter the bathroom where Cooper is submerged in the tub. I understand now why he couldn’t hear me, the only parts of his body sticking out above water is his nose, eyes and mouth. There is a sparkle of a new idea in his eye as he raises up and says, “Dad, can we go eat breakfast at the Bakery in the morning before school?”

“You called me in here to ask me that?” I said smiling. “Why didn’t you ask me that when you got out of the tub?”

“We’ll it’s REALLY really important,” he said and then added, “and I was afraid I would forget!”

Yes, breakfast at the Bakery was exceptionally good the next morning :)

“Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a reward from him. Children who are born to people when they are young are like arrows in the hands of a soldier. Blessed are those who have many children.” Psalm 127:3-5
(COMMENT OF THE DAY: cwinwc said… “Where you watching ESPN brother? Your story brought a warm feeling to my day. Oh how I miss those “little boy days” with my son. However, when they get older and pass the point where it isn’t cool to talk to you in public, those meals together are special as well.”

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  1. sherryfisher says:

    That is priceless! Sometimes things are just too important to wait!! Breakfast at the bakery sounds like one of those things.

  2. Stoogelover says:

    Great story to start my day!

  3. Timbra says:

    what a sweet little guy, didn’t want to forget that he wanted to do something SO important with his daddy. . . he’s just practicing for when you’re 90 and you really CAN’T hear him and he’ll be picking you up to go to breakfast at the bakery every tuesday morning. . . . !!!!

  4. Cornelius Crew says:

    That was a good story! Makes me wonder what wonderful things I’ve missed when I haven’t gone to see what my kids need!

  5. cwinwc says:

    Where you watching ESPN brother?
    Your story brought a warm feeling to my day. Oh how I miss those “little boy days” with my son.
    However, when they get older and pass the point where it isn’t cool to talk to you in public, those meals together are special as well.

    Have a blessed day and stay warm. We’re suppose (hankie in hand) to have 3 straight days of lows in the 30’s here in “warm” Central Florida.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I really don’t like to get up early anymore, but I would if I could go for a bakery breakfast with you and Cooper. I love your children stories. And I love donuts. gmj

  7. Lana says:

    Now wasn’t that worth getting out of your chair for??

  8. TREY MORGAN says:

    Sherry … the Bakery is excellent. You should join us some time. :)

    Timbra … 90? I hope not. ha

    Dixie … You’re a GREAT mom and your kids are SO blessed.

    cwinwc … I’m sure it was ESPN or something close to that :) Thanks for the reminder of what it’s like to not have “little boys.” Stay warm (sarcasm).

    GMJ … nothing in the whole world would make me happier than taking you to the bakery with us. :)

    Lana – Was it worth getting up for? Right then? I’m not sure. Now, oh yea!

  9. Hannah Grace says:

    LOL

  10. jerriann says:

    I loved reading this story, how sweet it is. I especially liked the part where he called his mom to tell you to come to the bathroom, that made me laugh out loud. haha 😉 so sweet.

    The scripture you chose flies in the face of today’s thinking for population control.

  11. Amy says:

    Trey: Good grief! You made me cry this morning! Thank you for such a sweet and heartwarming story. I miss those days.

  12. blogprophet says:

    that’s great and I can totally relate.

    currently. my two kids continue to say either “pop-pop” or “hit on your head” in every possibly conversation and context and then crack up hysterically at themselves.

    no idea where this came from. we have no pop-pop as a family name.

  13. Gabrielle Eden says:

    That was cute!

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