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Friday, December 14, 2007

Jerome

Most days riding the train is boring. I sit in my seat with my iPod plugged in my ears and look out the window watching the city pass by.

This morning was different.

At the next to last stop before mine, a young woman and her two kids got on the train. One was a baby -- no more than 4 months old. The other was a little guy of about 2.

I fell in love with that boy in an instant.

He sat next to me on the lap of an elderly lady (She was helping this mom with the kids, but I don't think they actually knew each other. The got on the train together but got off seperately) I reached out my hand so he would give me "five" and he clasped onto my fingers. He held my hand the rest of the ride. And while he held my hand he would give me a shy smile and bat his long, curly eyelashes at me. This kid was a FLIRT and he had me wrapped around his little finger. One time he giggled about something only he knows of and the sound of it made me melt.

At first I said "Nice to meet you!" but when he didn't let go of my hand I just started talking to him. Saying things like "you are such a big guy" and "are you ready for Santa?". He never said a word to me - except when he saw the train at the next station. Then he just lit up and said "AHHH!"

Finally, it came time for me to get off the train; he and his mom were getting off there, too. We all stood up and the elderly lady set Jerome down on the floor. He turned around as fast as he could, peered around her legs, held his hand up to me and said "Come on"...

His mom giggled and said "Jerome, she can't go with us!"

I wish I could though. I wish I could.

11 comments:

eric said...

This is like the mommy version of you being Nicole Kidman and Jerome being in the Navy and you admitting you would have left your family for him, right?

Marni said...

lol - wouldn't leave my family for him, but sure would spend some time with the little bugger. he was so freakin cute!!!!!

Speakeasy said...

Ah...the sweet innonence of little children. They can melt your heart with just a shy smile and brighten any day and any mood.

Burfica said...

sometimes a little gesture or word from an innocent child, can put all the perspective back in the right place.

Heidi the Hick said...

That is so sweet! It's so easy for us to get all jaded and not talk to each other in public places...but that kid totally broke the ice!

You always fall for the cute guys, Marni. Every time!!

Marni said...

I do, Heidi, I do! Especially when they are as cute as this little guy.

WendyB said...

Cuteness!

GrizzBabe said...

Awwww. Stuff like that really does a heart good.

Canadian flake said...

lol my gremlin was a real flirt when he was little...I used to say he could charm money from even the biggest tight wad...as long as it was a female..lmaoooooooo

C.Jane said...

That is a sweet story. :-)

Oh, btw, you have mail...

Valerie said...

This makes me want to go wake up my 3-year-old so I can just squeeze him and hug him.