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the j-blockade

This morning, my three-year-old son awakened mere minutes before I left for work. I heard Littler J whining the moment I stepped out of the shower.

“What’s up with the little guy?” I called to my husband.

“He doesn’t want you to go to work.”

A few minutes later, I put on my shoes and headed toward the front door. There, blockading the exit, was Littler J.

“Don’t go!” he howled. “I don’t want you to go!”

Leaving against his wishes made me more than a little sad. Still, I’ve grinned every time I remember that image: one little boy trying to block his mama from leaving through one big door.

His body may still be small; his will is anything but. I hope he keeps that … and also that his older brother will never be too far away to end any J-blockade with a well-timed question or two:

“Wanna play trains? They’re in the bedroom!”

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  1. September 5, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    cat’s in the cradle; and little boy blue…

    • September 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      I know and love that song. Unfortunately, love of that song will not pay my law school debts, not cover food, rent, or healthcare. I try to make the most of my moments not at work, and can tell from this morning’s blockade that it’s enough, for now.

      • September 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        ikr…so sad…true for most of us as well

        • September 5, 2017 at 12:59 pm

          Truly! If only it weren’t so true for so many; it aches to step out that door, and I know that moment is played out so far and wide. Still, thank goodness for the sweet moments that carry us through the away ones …

          • September 6, 2017 at 10:56 am

            yep, for sure

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