Today I received an email from the Goodlife Zen website. Mary Jaksch wrote a post called
11 Questions that lead to Gratitude. I started thinking about her end-of-the-year questions and thinking turned to writing and before you know it, I was blogging. For the next eleven days, I will answer one of her questions, and challenge you to answer that question too! Thanks to Mary for her questions. Please check out her original post and subscribe to Goodlife Zen for more inspiration.
1. What made you happy?
On April 4, 2009, a little boy was born to my daughter Em and her husband Supreme Dishman.
He is a little butterball of round-headed, brown-eyed chunk, whose personality is strangely akin to a puppy. If you walk into a room, his eyes will light up, he will smile, he will crawl to you as fast as his little body will go, and he will immediately begin chewing on your shoes. When you pick him up, he will begin wagging his tail and licking your face. [Ok, everything is true except the last sentence.]
Chunk is one of those babies that everyone wants to hold, even MEN. If Em and I attend the same function or activity, I have to fight people to get to my grandson, sometimes using all manner of devious trickery. “Oh my gosh! Is that a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet in Metallic Ruby Red? Here, let me hold my grandson while you run to the corner to check it out.”
Computer Geek has been known to lament, "It's been over 24 hours since we last saw Chunk. Isn't it time for a visit?" Em was at the movies last week, and was in the lobby with Chunk. A strange woman came up to her and said, "Excuse me, but could I just hold your baby?" Billy Squier wrote Everybody Wants You for Chunk.
Little Chunk only cries for a few reasons: He’s wet, he’s hungry, he’s tired, or you took the DISH remote away from him. Other than that, he is happy, happy, happy. He makes everyone who sees him happy, happy, happy too!