Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Aunt or Mommy?

On Sunday evening, my sister arrived at our house to spend the night. The kids didn't get to see her when she walked in the door because it was already past their bedtime. We stayed up for a little while and talked, we watched part of an episode of Lost with Josh since he's on a quest to make it through all the seasons from the beginning (thanks to Mrs. Haid and Maegan).

We realized that when the kids woke up, they would have a big surprise waiting for them on the couch! They love seeing their Aunt Sonnie. I knew it would be fun for them to discover her as they walked into the living room.

Sure enough, at 6:15 am, I heard the pitter-patter of little feet race across the floor. If you're a mom, you know that each one of your children have distinct pitter-pats! I knew it was Gabriel. As he walked into the room, I heard him push the button on the TV, and then I heard what I knew was his crawling on top of Sonja to cuddle.

A few moments later, I heard Sonja softly say, "Chrissy...I think he thinks I'm you!"

I was still laying in bed, and hearing her say that made me smile.

I got up from bed, and walked into the living room. I truly wish I had this on video. As I approached the couch, Gabriel had the funniest look on his face. He looked at me, and then he looked up at Sonja. He went back and forth a few times, and I realized that he really did think she was me! It didn't hurt my feelings, though. It was dark, he just woke up, and truth be told...

...we do look a bit alike! (Picture is Sarah and Sonja on July 4, 2008.)

It made him giggle to go back and forth between the two of us.

But in the end, it was my lap that he preferred.



Tiffany said...

Awww. That is so sweet!

Maegan said...

I like how you said you watched "part of an episode" with Josh...would this be the first five minutes or last five minutes when you fell asleep???? :) And once again- YOU'RE WELCOME!!!

Chrissy said...

Oh, Maegan...you know me so well! ;o)

e said...

I heard this story from your sister the morning it happened. Totally cracked me up!

Sandra said...

Too cute! And of course it was your lap! It'll be your lap forever and ever, even when he thinks he's too big to sit on it!

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