A Boy and His Banana

Every couple of days or so Jacob and I go for a walk to the green grocer and purchase a banana or two. We walk back home and sit on the steps of our apartment and we share the banana. It’s been intereting to watch him change throughout this ritual over the past months. I remember the first time he had banana – we all thought he despised it but it turned out to be a texture that he just needed to get use to. Our ritual was short back then….I ate about 9/10ths of the banana and little by little he’d take more and I’d get less. I remember the first day he ate half and I ate the other half and we sat there sort of happy on our stoop just kind of taking in the world. I find it ironic that today the last weekday that we will engage in our ritual Jacob ate the entire banana….i’d like to believe that it was his way of saying “it’s ok mama I can eat the whole banana now…you can go back to work” but most likely he was just hungry. I have this weird ability to make everything he does have some sort of meaning to suit my own thoughts of the day….so today the banana means he doesn’t need me to sit with him and share it…..although I secretly hope that our ritual will return only on weekends. As we speak he has grabbed a second banana from the bottom basket of his stroller and is crawling over to me with it…maybe he wants to tell me there’s still a banana for mama…or maybe the poor kid is just starving…

In other news Jacob loves to help me fold the laundry. I fold it and he pulls it down from the table or couch and unfolds it…letting me know that I haven’t folded that one properly…or the next one or the next….hmphhh…..

I think whenever I hear or read a quote that makes sense to me I will share it with my blog readers just because I think it makes sense to me and perhaps it will resonate with you all.

Here is a quote I read just 15 minutes ago….

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.
– Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States

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