I've been very proud of how Biscuit has handled this whole surgery and recovery thing. He's been especially good, and for the most part, he's been very gentle. Every once in a while he forgets that there can't be any horseplay. But with a reminder, he backs off quickly.
He does lament not being able to sit in my lap. He doesn't do that much anymore, but every once in a while, he'll bring a book or a blanket and crawl into my chair with me. I really love it, but I can't make a fuss about it or it will remind him that he's getting to be a big boy, and he might not do it anymore.
Monday was my first day back to work, and it was exhausting!
I work at a desk with a computer, so you wouldn't think it wouldn't make me that tired, but by the time I picked up Biscuit, it was all I could do to get myself and Biscuit into the house.
Jeff had an evening assignment, so Biscuit and I were on our own. I put on some comfortable clothes and sat in my rocking chair, and Biscuit asked if he could watch a TV show. The show was about two brothers who teach kids about animals. I started watching the show with Biscuit. The brothers were talking about endangered species.
Then the next thing I knew, I heard Biscuit say, "Mom."
I jumped when I heard him and realized quickly that I had dozed off to sleep. It was just a little before 6 p.m.
"I'm sorry, baby," I said. "I'm just really tired today."
"Well I cleaned all my toys off the couch so you can take a nap," Biscuit said.
"That's very sweet," I said, "but I don't want to leave you by yourself."
"It's okay, Mom," Biscuit said. "If I need you, I'll wake you up."
And with that, I decided that I would take him up on his offer.
An hour later, I started waking up. I could tell right away that I was feeling better. I glanced over where Biscuit was playing, and he had created Lego replicas of a bunch of endangered species animals.
In a really quiet voice, Biscuit leaned down close to my face and said, "Mom, are you awake from your nap?"
"Yes, I am," I said. "And I feel better."
"Then can you make me some dinner?" Biscuit asked.
His sweet, thoughtful self took a hike at the first sign of hunger.