This past weekend while the boys were busy burning yard waste, Emma and I spent 30 minutes of alone time on the hammock. Actually, all the kids enjoy the hammock. But, Emma really recharges from our quiet time together rocking in the hammock.
It was a perfect spring day for clean-up. It was a little chilly, so the fire felt good and smelled wonderful.
We got all settled in for our alone time on the hammock. I had a curved stick to push against the ground to keep us gently swaying.
Once the last of the debris was burned, PJ came to let us know he was going to start a basketball game on the driveway.
That was good news to Emma. They would be occupied and we could have more time to talk and look at the clouds. The sky was very pretty. We could hear the basketballs on the driveway. Everyone was happy.
Everyone except one VERY jealous dog who army crawls and drags himself over to us and stops the hammock from rocking with his paw. Yes, he did.
One moment he was snoozing on the yard just 10 feet away and the next moment he’s wedged himself against the edge of the hammock demanding to be part of our quality time. He is perturbed. If affection is getting distributed, he is not going to be cut out.
We give up trying to rock the hammock and start petting Sonny. You can see that he’s starting to get happier.
He really starts to relax once we are BOTH petting him.
And he’s like, “Don’t forget about this side, ladies.”
After a while he’s reassured but he’s still a little irked. This is one of his royal poses – I think it’s supposed to make us feel inferior. Like, what were we thinking trying to have “a moment” without him?!?!
But, that really is the best thing about having Sonny around. He redefines “alone time”.
Emma loves YAMAWS (You And Me Alone With Sonny) time on the hammock.