Ethan is such a nurturer.
Today I am working on my dissertation at the dining room table. He comes in with a big loaf of sandwich bread - the plastic bag it's in is tied in a knot.
Ethan: Mom? Will you please open this for me?
Me: Okay. (I struggle with the knot). Did you tighten the knot Ethan?
Me: That's okay. It will just take me a minute to undo it.
As I continue to struggle with the knot (the long nails do not help)... Ethan begins to rub my shoulder with his hand. He says, in a very calm voice...
Ethan: Take it easy mom... just take it easy. There's no reason to fight with it. Just take it easy.
omg - he is so funny.
A little later on he comes in to check on my progress. Again his hand goes to my shoulder... and he begins to rub it and my arm.
Ethan: So! How are you doing on your paper mom? (He asks in a very upbeat voice).
Me: It is coming along very well Ethan - thanks for asking.
He is still rubbing my arm.
Ethan: Uhm... so.... do you need anything?
Me: Ohhh... that's so nice of you to ask me! No. I am fine.
He watches me for a minute.
Ethan: Well okay then. I love you!
He gives me a kiss and off he goes.
What a sweetheart my baby is! I hope he doesn't grow out of it.