Daybreak

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (5 posts)
  1. profile image44
    pamelaj102posted 8 years ago

    Our days begin at 7am. Always refreshed and happy from a full nights sleep, he comes to me looking for his breakfast. I sit him down in his favorite chair, turn on the cartoons and always remember to ask, "oatmeal or scrambled eggs?" As best he can, his toothless grin impish, he always replies, "oatmeal".

    He mimics the cartoon characters as I ready his breakfast. Spoon and cup clatter to the floor. He fusses and I smile and pick them up.

    We clean up and dress up putting on our warmest hat and gloves and take our morning walk. This is always a struggle much like a new pup pulling on a leash but we laugh and plow our way through the fallen leaves and are warmed by the sun.

    We next play cards. He giggles and I smile. He makes me laugh. This incredible human being is bright, mischievious, happy and at times confused. So many emotions in such a small and fragile body.

    We clap our hands and dance in circles. We sit and spin like silly goofballs. With our lunch aside, he will finally fall asleep for a little while. A necessary respite in my otherwise long and arduous day. He will awaken refreshed and will want a sippy cup but logic tells me to give him a straw instead. We will watch funny, too loud cartoons and I will prepare dinner.

    At night, when darkness surrounds us, I will tuck him in bed smelling his fresh soap and touching his wrinkly, baby soft skin. I am once again taken back with the love I have for this special person.

    "Goodnight" he will say, as he pulls up his covers.

    "Goodnight Grandpa" I reply lovingly. "Sweet Dreams."

    1. profile image0
      china manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      nice - is it real or just story ?

  2. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    very nice!

  3. profile image0
    Lecieposted 8 years ago

    my dad isn't far from being your grandpa. he still has most of his teeth. but his age is catching up quickly. i imagine it will not be long before i'm doing what you are. by reading this i know you're a special person. you deal with alot but go at it smiling. bravo.

  4. profile image0
    sophsposted 8 years ago

    Awwwww that was so lovely Pamela, I love the way you had me trying to guess if it was a child or an old person all the way through. Great writing very touching, you should have made it a hub! smile

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)