My good friend H, bless her, invited me and M and Jonah over to her house tonight and Thursday night to swim. It’s all for Jonah, of course, and I soak up every moment of his dolphin-happiness; at his request, swimming sans swimsuit again.
At one point he came climbing, seemingly happily, up the stairs of the pool and onto the deck, where he ran past me and went to dig his little fingers into H’s son D’s face. We managed to avoid any injury, but only by a hair. We re-directed Jonah back to the pool, and brave little D spent just a moment hiding behind his mom before smiling again and throwing balls into the water for Jonah to play with. He’s a sweet little boy, almost 4. I marvel at his words – his brain and how it works so differently from Jonah’s.
It’s always a swim-and-run, as Jonah decides abruptly when it is time to leave and simply starts heading toward the car – but this time Jonah scored himself a hot dog and some black soda as well, the little scamp.
When M and I got home, he surprised me by having DVR’ed old-school Bugs Bunny cartoons, and one of them was my absolute favorite – with Marvin-the-Martian:
Now Lewis Black is on TV; M and I saw him at the Palace Theater last year. He just said: “The Republican party has bad ideas, and the Democrats have no ideas.”
I think he’s right.
Anyway, I feel better tonight. I feel grateful.