We sit on the couch.
Waiting for his bus to arrive to take him to school.
This is our time together in the morning.
Just the two of us.
We look out the large living room window.
And this morning he giggles.
Deep from his belly the happiness.
I want to bottle it like a really fine perfume.
To be able to bring it out and dab a little here and a little there when we need it.
Because the joy in his tee-hee-hees.
And it does not take a lot to fill our home with the warmth and smell of his laughter.
Today his giggles come from thinking of a specific scene in a Little Einstein video.
The scene where Annie, Leo, June, and Quincy are trying to find their invitation to the butterfly ball.
You know the part in the video where they go looking for that special invitation in the cave and instead of finding the invitation they find bats.
Oh, yes, now you remember.
And it is so funny.
Those silly bats chasing after those kids.
Those silly, silly, bats.
Because, “Oh, no here come the bats!!!”
And he giggles.
From his toes, he giggles.
And I dab a little behind my ear and on my neck.
And it will stay and linger with me all day.
Copyright Cheairs Graves May 31, 2012