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Teri wasn't feeling well, so she went to bed early. Sebastian was good as gold, though. He asked for dessert, so I gave him three Oreos and a small glass of milk. No arguments when it was time for him to floss and brush; he even used mouthwash of his own volition.

I'd started reading Lawrence Watt-Evans' The Misenchanted Sword to him at bedtime yesterday, but he'd fallen asleep very quickly. This time I started reading it to him before we went upstairs to bed. I wasn't sure that he was old enough for it; it's not particularly inappropriate (I consider Watt-Evans to be a fundamentally nice writer, much like Gordon R. Dickson and James White in that respect although not in writing style) , but it's not written for children.

But so far Sebastian loves it. We left off with Valder and Fendel the Great lying in the marsh next to the burning hut.

After that we turned off the light and talked a bit. He told me about some of his dreams, with magic rooms accessible from secret panels in his room, leading to a wonderful-sounding waterslide. Then I sang some lullabies, and he said he wished he had a button so he could request me to sing particular songs. "You could always just tell me what you want me to sing" I said, and he did.

So I sang to him, and he fell asleep.

Date: 2011-03-08 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That sounds like a wonderful bit of bonding for both of you. I hope you don't mind but since I could never have kids I kind of live vicariously through you. I would want to be the kind of parent you are.

Date: 2011-03-09 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much! I'm really touched that you would say so. I do feel very lucky...

Date: 2011-03-09 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wen I had my house, I had a neighbor who had two kids and I loved hanging out with them. I believe you might have meet them back in 08 or 09 when I was bringing them both to SF Conventions. Before that, I use to take my niece and nephews for the weekend and spend time with them. I would take them on vacations, bring them to the Aquarium. All the things I could afford to do, but did not have someone to share it with.

I always will have an empty spot, it is one of the most painful things lupus has taken away from me. It is why I still have my stuff tiger from when I was a baby, and my Barbie Doll collection, and my old View Master and the Potato Head dolls collection.
Edited Date: 2011-03-09 04:06 am (UTC)

You and Sebastian

Date: 2011-03-08 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am so lucky to have a wonderful husband and son. You guys make my world.

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