Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thrice rubbed and twice scratched

My wife needed a good shoulder rub last night, just as we sat down for dinner, and she got way more than she bargained for. I was in one of those benevolent moods, and gave her more than the obligatory two minute variety.

Jackson decided to supplement my work when I was done. He asked her to stand up after he finished with the shoulders. She asked him why. So I can scratch your back he said. So she complied, and when he had finished, she gave him a hug and a kiss.

It was pretty cute.

Then Emmett got out of his seat.

He's just turned three mind you.

He reaches up from behind her where she sat, and two tiny hands, barely reaching the height, started working quite ineffectively on her shoulders while we all laughed that awww-how-cute laugh. When he finished, of course, like his brother, he made her stand again so he could scratch her back.


Kathleen said...

Maybe kids are good for something after all. ;-) Actually, my uncle has taught all of his kids since they were about 3 to give massages. The youngest is now 13 and darn good.

Beth said...

Wow, Scott, what good boys! They'll make good husbands. I haven't had a back rub since the Clinton administration. =/

Toni Anderson said...

Sweet! Mine just pile in for hugs. No back rubs yet :(

Anthony J. Rapino said...

Looks like you're modeling good behaviour for them. :-)

Bernita said...

Wishing you and yours a warm and loving Christmas, Scott.