It was one of those times when the awesomeness of childhood and having a child suddenly wipes away any exhaustion, anxiety and the hundreds of other difficult emotions that come the day your child is born.
I couldn't help but smile at his obliviousness, not only to the now-empty tub but also to the world in general. We're always told "the best is yet to come" but this is the most carefree, simple time of his life. Yes, he has years of childhood ahead of him. But, even that period isn't always without its ups and downs. As I tried to soak up his happiness, it hit me. He will never remember this time of his life. So negative, but so true. I quickly pushed the awful realization to the back of my mind, scooped up my little man, wrestled him into a diaper, read, sang and prayed with him, and put him to bed. That night I promised him I would do everything possible to make these early years last as long as possible.
On a slightly lighter note...
And on an even lighter note...Henry learned a new life lesson - deciding the best way to eat Oreo's (or the Whole Foods duplex knockoff). His method - splitting them open and eating the middle first, the chocolate cookie next, and the vanilla cookie last.