so, i'm at the kitchen bench, blitzing a mid-morning breakfast smoothie (which i don't really *need* - because upon my arrival home from the gym at the crack of dawn, there was a sexy Bulldog whizzing around making me a portobello mushroom and poached egg on dark brown grainy bread.. and a grilled tomato, AND asparagrass - which i am buying up left, right and centre cos the season's nearly over... but i am addicted to spirulina smoothies - because they are green and good and they make me feel so healthy) and i glance up and catch eyes with a little golden-haired-boy, full of bounce, who immediately starts making "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH" sign language gestures to me as the sunlight creates a haloed kiss upon his head.
this spunky littl'un is grinning all over, waving his arms, blowing me kisses, clutching his hands to his chest, and spinning around and around. as i grab the camera and sprint outside, i hear his babyvoice calling, "Mu-u-u-u-m!!! I LOVE you SO MUCH!!!" and we revel in his uninhibitedness and i send my thanks into the great wide universe for such a gift as my Bouncey Mousey - cos i asked for him, and he was given. and he shows me his moves, and i try in vain to capture our moment - his exhuberance, his delight, his sweetness, the sunshine all around.