Monday, January 16, 2012

My Right-Hand Man

Adam and I, well, we butt heads.

A lot.

If there is something to be argued about, he will try to argue about it.

(And at some point during the day, I will forget to keep my cool and say, "I love you too much to argue with you" and argue back).

But, when I need him, he always has my back.


On Saturday, I took the three of them shopping.

Josh was insane.

So, when I realized I had gone shopping completely un-prepared, I grabbed a package of cookies, opened them, and gave a few to him.

(Yeah, there are about 10 things wrong with what I did, I know.  But, I did buy the empty box.)

He was fine, sat in the car, stopped throwing carrots, and I got some shopping done.

And then he started to gag a little.

All 3 of my kids have insanely sensitive gag reflexes; if they cough/gag/choke/don't like the texture of the food at all, they throw up.

So, cold/allergy season is always a blast around here.

Anyways, I should have been prepared for Josh starting to throw up, right there in the snack aisle.

But, I wasn't.

I threw my hand in front of his mouth to catch it, and asked Adam to get into my purse and hand me wipes continuously, until I asked him to stop.

He did.

Then I took off Josh's sweatshirt (with all of the grossness on it) and asked Adam to go get a bag from a cashier for it and the nasty wipes.

He did.

And when he was all cleaned up, and my groceries were paid for (who am I to waste a shopping trip over a little up-chuck?), we went out to the car.

He helped load the groceries in the car, and when I was buckling Grace and Josh in, he returned the cart for me, without being asked.

And then he came home, and un-loaded all of the groceries on his own, while I gave Josh a bath.

All without complaint.


Adam is my right-hand man, my get-it-done guy, and my resident paper airplane expert.

So, he may argue every single day about going to bed, doing his chores, eating what I've prepared for dinner and finishing his homework.

But, I know when it comes down to it, he is there for me, no questions asked.

Love you, sunshine!

P.S.  On this particular shopping trip, he found a $20 bill on the ground, and immediately asked where customer service was to turn it in... didn't even think about keeping it.  I love him so much!


Grammy Suzzy said...

Adam...You. Are. Awesome. Nothing more to say.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful tribute to a fantastic young man! Good to know you take good care of your mom, Adam!