I have deemed today Oscar/Mommy Day. With a relatively clear schedule and nothing that can't be pushed out until tomorrow, I thought we would have a special day together. The recent home improvements we've been engaged in, and our utter disaster of a household during the kitchen project, have made poor Oscar a little on edge.
We started the day by sitting in his favorite chair by the window; Oscar watching the joggers and dog walkers pass by and I checking my email. We then set out on our (what seems like daily) trip to Home Depot for some serious head hanging out the window and wind-in-the-face action. Next, Oscar and I walked to the dog park. Various butts were sniffed and a selection of trees and bushes were perfumed. Oddly, the dog park was virtually empty and at one point we were the only pair there. I suppose it's not surprising at 11:00 AM on an overcast weekday in January (Is it a sign that the unemployment rate is going down?), but we had a great time just the two of us. We then had a delicious t-r-e-a-t and he is currently engaging in one of his other favorite activities: snoozing/twitching under my feet while I work at the computer.
Oscar also loves to read books and take naps on the bed, so we might do some of that later this afternoon. Maybe we will take a little trip down to the lake for some more sniffing and perfuming the bushes. I don't know, we will have to discuss it.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Oscar and I. It was taken on another overcast day last May. There is nothing remarkable about the photo, but I just love the way he is looking up at me; his intense, adoring eyes, always so eager to please. The truth is, we adore each other with the same intensity. I've never thought of myself as a very warm or 'maternal' person, but I have to say that I love being his mom. He and I have a special bond; different from his or my relationships with anyone else. He trusts me profoundly and I love him unwaveringly. I wasn't lying when I said we discuss things together. We speak each other's language.
Here is a sampling of some of my other favorite photos.
I feel like I should definitely mention that Oscar shares a special bond with his dad as well. Aren't they adorable together?
Thank you, gentle reader, for obliging me my super self-indulgent gushing and fawning over my little love bug. Oscar/Mommy Day doesn't happen very often, so I figure I'm allowed.