Perfect Moment Monday: Babies Smiling In Back Seat

January 3, 2011

My perfect moment actually involves the matriarch of perfect moments, Lori, and her daughter Tessa.

Burrito, Tamale, and I had the pleasure of seeing them both when they were in the neighborhood (neighborhood = 100-mile radius). The twins and I had last spent time with them, as well as Reed, in New York five months ago.

Before that, during the brief period between bedrest for placenta previa and bedrest for cervical shortening and preterm labor, we all went to the beach.

The first time I’d met them, I was 8 weeks pregnant with Burrito and Tamale. Tessa accurately predicted they’d be a boy and a girl. Reed’s prediction: dog and cat.

This time, Lori’s family has been enduring great difficulty, and they took a break with us by engaging in some retail therapy. Tessa helped me pick out some baby shoes, Lori eyed some yoga wear, and Tessa shopped in half of the stores in the mall. We also had lunch, and Tessa helped me feed the twins.

When I drove them home, Lori sat in the front seat and Tessa sat in the back between the car seats.

Background: It takes zero effort to get a smile out of Tamale, and very little to make her laugh. Burrito is a tougher crowd. He rarely smiles at strangers, and a very short list of people are able to elicit laughter.

The perfect moment was sitting in the front seat with Lori and hearing three little giggles behind us. Tessa did a great job of making not only cheery Tamale, but reserved Burrito, laugh hysterically. In turn, she was delighted by their laughter.

Babies and kid smiling (and laughing) in back seat. Dear bloggy friend in front seat. Perfect.

10 Responses to “Perfect Moment Monday: Babies Smiling In Back Seat”

  1. I am all misty eyed reading and remembering that.

    You have a way of giving me perfect moments, Woobie Woman. I’ve had so many of them in your presence or because of you in some way.

    I so thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon together, and the ending with our 3 “Babies” smiling in back seat was such a perfect way to end it. Until next time.

    (snicker about Reed’s prediction!)

  2. Kristin Says:

    Oh that sounds fabulous! How wonderful to get to spend that time together.

  3. luna Says:

    that sounds absolutely wonderful! what a perfectly sweet moment and an awesome afternoon. lucky!

  4. Rebecca Says:

    That SOUNDS perfect. Yay!

  5. jill Says:

    Wow perfect indeed! I love the sound of babies and kids laughing šŸ™‚

  6. Genevieve Says:

    That sounds like an awesome day šŸ™‚

  7. jjiraffe Says:

    Sounds perfect. Your blog’s name is from “Fitter, Happier”? Awesome! OK Computer is only the best album EVER.

  8. strongblonde Says:

    šŸ™‚ it doesn’t get any better!

  9. Lynn Says:

    What an awesome moment that must have been! I can just imagine it šŸ˜€

  10. DropEdge Says:

    What a great, heartwarming story!

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