Monday, September 17, 2007

The True Joy of Motherhood

So, after spending a bag of money to recreate my Sonny’s baby pics that I had lost during Hurricane Ivan (the Rat Bastard!!), I stumbled across this little gem, and decided to share.

Having this picture in my posession once again evoked so many powerful emotions, as I looked at my Sonny-Wonny, engaged in peacful slumber.....

Tears welled up in my eyes as I became nostalgic, and marveled at the way that my baby has grown into a long, and lanky little dude. I felt such a sense of loss, as my baby is now becoming a man. I felt a deep sense of yearning, as I wished that he was back from Barbados, and mulling about the house so that I could harass him. I felt a sense of wonder, as to how such a seemingly sweet little cherub, has evolved into such a lippy and obnoxious little twit! But, more importantly, as I dealt with the sappy, sissy emotions and mopped up the tears, I had a deep rooted sense of satisfaction as I looked at my baby, and realized that I was an evil and scheming mother, in spite of all the sappified emotions. I then gloried in the wonder of this feeling!

I had always taken pictures of my Sonny to catalog the ‘wonder years’, but also, with an innate sense of amusement and scheming for things to come. I mean, there is the so-called glory of parenthood (in addition to the paranoia), but is it so wrong of me to want to derive something else from the entire process? Something with which to torture the child when he gets older, maybe as a form of vengeance meted out for the stretch marks, and stress that he has (and will!!) put me through? I don’t think that this is asking too much!

So, therefore and hence, I have taken the obligatory photos of my Sonny on the faux bear skin rug, with his hair in plaits; Sonny wearing the lederhosen Viking suit, complete with the helmet; Sonny in the superman costume and the viking helmet (my "Nordic Superman"). The passport photo of Sonny in the ‘bunny rabbit suit’, complete with the carrot decal; I have taken the bathtub photos and the preschool photos. I have been as relentless as the Paparazzi stalking their prey, all with a view to collate seemingly scandalous and cutesie photos with which to torture the child with embarrassment, later in life.

I can so clearly envision the 16th birthday party, when I break out the projector for the slide show. I can envision the small ad that I will run in the newspaper for the day that he goes off to college (or jail, God forbid!!). Every milestone in his life will have a photo accompaniment in the Compass, as his ever loving mother celebrates his life, her love for him, and her morbid sense of amusement at his expense. I can’t wait for the day that some brave wench knocks on my door with a view to courting my Sonny, and I get to break out the photo album!

I can so recall once chasing Sonny down in Wal-Mart, holding a set of Teletubby underpants aloft, and loudly pleading with him to try them on. He was ten years old at the time. Having had enough, he looked at me in aggravation and stated: “YOU, are THE most embarrassing Mom, EVER!” Sigh. It was one of my proudest moments.

Tee hee….He ain’t seen nuttin yet! Sigh, sometimes in life, we may not have much to look forward to, but it’s the little things that are going to get us through every time. This is one of mine.

All ya goin’ call Social Services on me?

On that note, I shall now exit.

Ginger















11 comments:

Abeni said...

Sonny is soooo sweet..Lol.I dont think he will be embarrassed..may get more hugs and tings for being oh so cute

Leon said...

Cute kid. You've got ammo on him in case he tries to turn on you. Nice.

gishungwa said...

He's so cute. I see you followed keenly in my Ma's footsteps LOL we got embarrassed and got over it now we are fighting for the photos. Am sure the wrench will just ogle over the pics instead of disowning him.

Jdid said...

thats sooooo mean lol. i love it!

bakannal said...

dats a good lookin chile.

Stunner said...

He looks cute in that shot! A real bundle of joy you have.

Gela said...

Hehe, OMG, I certainly missed your wit, you (sic) evil mom :)

How old is he now?

But that's so sweet though. Love this post.

And dang, he was cute then - wow, girls going to be knocking on your door soon Missy :)

Mad Bull said...

I sure am going to call Social Services! You are evil incarnate! ;)

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

adorable

Crankyputz said...

welcome back, we missed your floetry..

what a precious picture...

somewhere deep inside that no it all lanky fella is the same lil boy....

gela said...

Hmph! Apparently I had not apprised you of the rules. When I come back to the blog world after a couple months hiatus, the least you could do is have a new blog post ready for me to read. :)

How are you dear? Checking on my blog-peeps, catching up with what's been happening.

Later.