As I'd had a cup of coffee late in the afternoon that sort of took my appetite away, I didn't eat, thinking I'd just grab something a little later. ha
Probably an hour or so later, as we were sitting at the kitchen table working on spelling words, math problems and sight words, I decided to finally fix myself something to eat. But, before I could throw anything together, something else came up and the opportunity for me to eat was lost.
More time passed.
Even later, at Ben's urging, we trudged outside to listen to the night sounds on the back porch - we had lots of rain this weekend; happy frogs make lots of noise! After we'd oohed and ahhed over the frog songs, The Daddy said sweetly, "I have an idea! Why don't you go make us some chocolate chip cookies, Mama?"
To which, The Son jumped up and down saying, "YES! Cookies! Mama!? Make some cookies!?!"
I answered, "Um. I don't think so. I still haven't had supper. Remember? And besides, it's after 8. No cookies tonight."
The Daddy agreed, saying he didn't realize it was that late. Well, not five seconds after that, Ben jumped up to go inside. I peeked in on him to see what was so important that he had to run inside, only to find him in the kitchen - obviously up to something. So, we waited.
A few minutes later, my baby boy walked outside with a little plate. On that little plate was a sandwich and one of his snack bags of pre-cut apples with grapes. He'd made my supper! The sandwich? Grape jelly and apricot preserves. He said he'd looked for the peanut butter in the cupboard but couldn't find it, so he just used apricot preserves instead.
After a quick hug, he rushed back inside to make me something to drink (and so Daddy could show him where the PB was). He returned with my drink (and the PB) and stood there, just beaming.
I lost it.
My sweet baby made my supper!
Daddy had to explain that Mom's tears were happy tears. I told him it was the best sandwich I'd ever, ever had. And it was.
I love him.
ps - this morning, as I helped him out of the shower, he said, "you're welcome for the supper last night" and gave me a warm, wet hug.