Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sir Bubba, The Bean

Just returned home from babysitting detail and had to post a photo of Sir Bubba, the Bean. When he was a tiny infant he needed to be swaddled in one of those new-fangled swaddler thingies they make now for babies (have you seen them?... they look like tiny straight jackets.) Evidently they make the baby feel like they're still inside the womb and it helps them sleep, feeling that additional security. Well, my son became quite the swaddler. He could wrap Gavin up like a bean burrito, so tight that only his head was sticking out the top, so he was nicknamed Bean Burrito the first few months of his life. Well, the "Bean" kind of stuck, so he's now called Bean, or Bubba Bean as often as he's called Gavin these days.

A pat on the back and an "atta-boy" to all you grandparents who watch your grandkids full time while your children work. It's a labor of love, for sure. Heavy on the labor, but even heavier on the love. I enjoyed every minute I spent with him but I assured him that if our 12 hours of playing "Patty-Cake" doesn't result in him remembering it the next time I see him, there will be a price to pay.

Exhaustion. Complete exhaustion tonight. But it's the kind that will have me falling asleep with a smile on my face and dreaming of a little man in Ohio who has completely stolen my heart.

I'll be back tomorrow with a food post, PROMISE!

10 comments:

Julie said...

So cute!! He's lucky to have such a great grandma!!

Kat said...

Yes, I have seen those "swaddlers" and my thought was "straight jacket!" I love my grands, and have had the pleasure of babysitting many times, and yes it does wear me out.
I love how Bean got his name.
My son got good at Swaddling too!

Moogie said...

LOL.... raising children is exhausting. Definitely for the and young niave.

June said...

He's such a doll Mags and growing like a weed! So glad you're back - I missed you!

Mary said...

Oh my! He is adorable!!!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

stephchows said...

LOVE the nickname :) baby burritos!!

Pam said...

Sir Bubba, The Bean is adorable! Too funny with the swaddler. I have not seen them but probably will when my first grandchild arrives in February. I'm so looking forward to being exhausted like that. I'm sure The Bean has patty-cake down pat and is ready for your next visit. He is a sweetheart for sure!

scrambledhenfruit said...

What a cute little bean! So glad you got to spend some quality patty cake time together. :)

Sue said...

I hear ya, Mags! When I went to help my daughter for two weeks after baby #3 was born, I came home pooped!
Love little Bean's cheeks:)

Karen said...

I wish I was close enough to my granddaughters to babysit them while mom & dad worked! Gavin is adorable! We used to make burritos out of our daughter all the time when she was a newborn and that was 28 years ago! LOL