Jackson is beginning to notice that we have pets and that pets are … cute. And fun! And they make good pillows. Miles was lounging on the couch one afternoon this week and sensing a good photo op — Jackson was wearing his red “Brooklyn” sweatshirt, after all — I sat Jack next to Miles and told him to “smile for Mama!” As instructed, he smiled brightly into the camera, but it was his other gesture that made my heart explode into a million pieces. As he grinned for me, he ever-so-gently reached for Miles’ paw and he held it long enough for me to snap several pictures. Years and years from now, long after Miles is no longer with us and Jackson has left home for exciting adventures of his own, it’s moments like these I’ll think of when I remember the “good ole days.”
This week, it was better. How was yours?