Cole loves many things, but of all the things he loves two that are at the top of his list are being where the action is, and visitors. Cole loves to be where the action is. When people are over, he wants to be around them and watch everything they’re doing, and every time the doorbell rings, this look of complete and utter joy covers Coleman’s face, as he runs to see who has arrived.
So you can imagine how he feels when my aides come over, ring the doorbell, and go back into my room to help me. He’s so excited, he can hardly stand it, and the guy doesn’t want to miss a minute.
So any morning, or evening, the situation permits, there’s Cole—right in the middle of everything. It’s been this way since he could crawl. He plays in the bed, sits on my lap, and breaks my razor (the little turkey).
But, Cole’s favorite time is when I take my meds. Every morning, and every night, I take my pills, and wash them down with a little Sprite. Then, just like dad, Coleman gets a sip of Sprite too.
At first, it was just about trying to get the giant straw in his mouth like. Then, it became all about having the straw in his mouth like I did. But now, after a lot of work and patience, he’s figured out how to get himself a little taste of Sprite.
Now, he can’t do it all in one big suck. So, he puts his little lips around that big ol’ straw, and the little sucker just sucks, sucks, and sucks, over and over, until the wonderful combination of carbonation, water, and sugar reaches his mouth.
When it does finally gets to him, his eyes water up, and his face looks confused. Then the sugar waxes, the carbonation wanes, and a grin fills his chubby little face.
It makes me smile just thinking about it. I love the little sucker!