Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The lean.

At a friend's house tonight, my favorite 2 1/2 year old slowly inched closer and closer to me while we watched The Bee Movie. I was in mid-sentence in a conversation with his dad when I noticed the little guy had started leaning on my leg. First, just the tip of his elbow. Then slowly, his entire arm and within moments he was completely nuzzled under my arm. All of this, while never taking his eyes off the movie.

I love how kids barely have a boundary when it comes to touching. They lean on you, jump in your lamp without asking and just want to be close in general.

Since my average day is more normally filled with awkward hugs and sitting the appropriate distance from adults...tonight was a much appreciated change.


  1. He climbed into my lap (like, CLIMBED, up onto the couch, over my legs and plopped down there) one time while watching "Horton Hears A Who"... made my week.

    He's amazing.

  2. Totally forgot until I read this. What happened? I thought they were stopping by for the dig.