Of course, being a wife and mother, I had a hard time picking things for myself while I could find several things for my husband and baby. Well one thing I couldn't walk past was a little wooden whistle for $1.69. I've mentioned buying instruments here before, I got Oliver a bunch for his stocking this past December, so I was excited to see new instruments to choose from. I blew on the whistle (without putting my mouth on it! Eww) and the smile I got from my boy was precious! I wanted to let him try, after all he looooves his harmonica. He knew just what to do when I got over the yuk factor and let him see it for a second. So after a few "toot-toots" I looked at hubby, and he looked at me, and we silently agreed this was coming home. I grabbed a wrapped one for Oliver and as soon as we were out of the store it was opened and in his hands.
After a few hesitant and unsure blows Oliver was a wooden whistle wonder! And the cheers from mommy and daddy with each successful whistle caused an eruption of laughter that was contagious. The whole ride home sounded like this:
(by mommy and daddy)
::baby belly laugh::
::daddy belly laugh::
::mommy belly laugh::
It was such innocent, simple, and pure fun. I could watch Oliver whistle and smile forever and my heart would swell and break always. I love him so much that his perfection kills me! And I love that something so basic and inexpensive could create a memory that will last forever (for Nate and I anyway).