Gut Rumbles
 

May 14, 2006

i remember--- he doesn't

I can cry if I want to. I read this post and got all misty. When Quinton was about three years old, he came galloping out of the bathtub, wet and nekkid, with goosebumps all over. "Daddy, I'm COLD," he said, and I grabbed him in a big hug. I felt him shiver in my arms.

He then said, "Daddy, you have a WARM belly!" as he snuggled tight against me.

I don't believe that I ever felt better in my entire life as I did right then.

Comments

There's nothing like a hug from your dad when you get out of the tub - they're always warm...

Posted by: Lisa on May 14, 2006 06:33 PM

it'll be hard to top that.

Posted by: James "got a belly too" hooker on May 14, 2006 08:04 PM

You keep telling people these stories and your rep as a grouchy old fuck is going to suffer.

Posted by: og on May 14, 2006 09:27 PM

I bet he will remember to.

Posted by: Galestorm on May 14, 2006 11:11 PM

I've don't have kids and I've always said I will probably regret it. About the only thing I can even try and compare to. Is that the 'ol lady and I are raising a puppy which is a first for me. Most of my life was all about me, my Harley and let's "PARTY".... As I get older, 55 now, I realize a lot that I have missed. Rob, you don't know how lucky you are.

Posted by: Captain Harley on May 15, 2006 12:53 AM

He may not ever remember the specific incident, but I bet you anything he remembers the feeling of security in your arms.

Posted by: LL on May 15, 2006 07:04 AM

My favorite is when they fall asleep on your shoulder, their tiny little breath tickling your neck.... There isn't anything like the feeling of pure trust.

Posted by: Libby on May 15, 2006 07:26 AM

I agree with Captain Harley. Kids are work but a real blessing in life.

But please, let's not forget cats! Sure, some folks put cats right in the same category as mice and beetles. And I admit, my clatch of furry babies won't take care of me when I'm old and feeble (although they do a pretty good job right now). But cats are amazing... loving, exceptional... funny, ferocious and gentle. And always good for a thousand stories. Did I mention I love my cats? : )

Posted by: Vermont Neighbor on May 15, 2006 01:13 PM

aww. that made me smile. (and I am jaded, very jaded)

Posted by: Shawna on May 15, 2006 08:43 PM

Warm fuzzies......*happy sigh*

Posted by: Evilicious Blonde on May 15, 2006 09:06 PM
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