Peabody’s First Love Letter

By Megan

Dear Peabody,

I never thought I’d have a son. Never imagined myself mothering a real-live man-in-the-making, so you’ll forgive my rather befuddled awe at your perfect boyishness and your inexplicable charm. I’m new at this. New to the heavenly but solid feel of your flesh in my arms, new to the way your infectious grin and and your piercing sea-blue eyes make me giggle and blush like a schoolgirl. Except for your Daddy, no man, old or young, has ever paid me quite as much attention as you do, and no man has ever been so clearly smitten with me. You make me want to be with you every minute, holding your hand, kissing your lips, burying my face in your proud, sturdy neck.

I love that when you catch my eye and the only thing my swirling, love-struck brain can think up to say is, Hi-iiiiii-iiiiii, you smile shyly and hide your eyes as though you’ve been completely undone by my cleverness. I love that when I reach out to you, you gasp and bounce, unable to hide the honest truth that being in my arms makes you happier than anything else in the world.


I love digging through your drawers full of snips and snails and puppydog tails and dressing you in your faded bluejeans and your soft, worn t-shirts, then holding you up to admire you, so handsome but comfortable, so tough but totally irresistable.

I love that you get little-boy stinky sometimes, but I goofily and gladly fill my lungs to capacity with your stink and wish I could bottle up an extra dose of it for later. I even love that your little rude noises make your face go all WHA? at first, but then you chuckle. I know I can’t always, but for now, I have to chuckle along with you, my little Pooty McPooterpants.

You have the most whisper-into-able ears. Did you know that? As I hold your cozy, drowzy, snug little form against me, you effortlessly pull all of my secrets out just by laying your sweet, fuzzy head on my shoulder and leaving a precious, warm ear deliciously close to my lips.

Oh Peabody, I’m yours! You’ve got me right where you want me.

And I hope I get to stay here a very, very long time.



Megan also blogs at FriedOkra.

14 Responses to Peabody’s First Love Letter
  1. Melissa
    January 26, 2009 | 3:37 am

    Awww…what a sweet love letter. He’s a lucky boy — and you’re a lucky mama. :o)
    Have a great week!

  2. Courtney
    January 26, 2009 | 10:22 am

    I love this Megan! I wrote both my boys letters when they were young and still have them safely put away with all their other baby stuff to show them some day. Boys are so precious and to know you hold them and raise them to hopefully in our dreams be the perfect man if a huge responsibility. Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. Jenn
    January 26, 2009 | 10:41 am

    Ack. You’re killing me here. Every time I get a look at your sweet little guy I want another one of my own!
    Oh and *sniffle* too.

  4. Beck
    January 26, 2009 | 3:24 pm

    Little boys are the sweetest thing in the world, something I just did not know until I had one of my own.
    AW, now I wish he was home so I could embarrass him by hugging him.

  5. Candace
    January 26, 2009 | 6:04 pm

    I am a proud MOM to a BOY. I love everything about him. I really think God knew I would love to have a boy first. I always thought I wanted a daughter and then I got pregnant with my son and when we seen that ultrasound saying he was a boy I fell in love instantly. I am so in love with him that I told my husband repeatly he completes our family and I yet to see any reason to have anymore kids.

  6. Kellyn
    January 26, 2009 | 8:27 pm

    Oh Megan! How wonderful. Peabody is one lucky little man to have such a loving caring wonderful mama!

  7. Courtney from Mommie Blogs
    January 26, 2009 | 8:46 pm

    so sweet and absolutely how I feel towards my little man!

  8. Alison
    January 26, 2009 | 8:57 pm

    I feel the same way about my son. You’ve captured the mother-son relationship in words!

  9. Leigh
    January 26, 2009 | 10:13 pm

    Awww, that was so sweet. I want a baby boy now too!

  10. Erin
    January 26, 2009 | 10:24 pm

    What a precious letter to an adorably cute little boy – I want a little boy now! 🙂

  11. Becky
    January 27, 2009 | 12:56 am

    How precious. I have sons, too, and just today I was contemplating the wonder of them both wanting to be with me every minute. It was the pets who brought it on. Our two dogs and one of our cats were all sitting near me, just hanging out, wanting to be where I was. I realized not just the pets, but the kids and the husband want to be near me all the time too. Not because I’m super amazing. Just because I’m the mom. The glue. It’s very odd to be the only girl in a house full of boys in need of companionship. It’s daunting at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

  12. T with Honey
    January 27, 2009 | 2:36 pm

    This is such a beautiful letter and, just as you suggested, exactly what I needed to hear/read to set all my worries about becoming a mama to two at ease. Thanks for sharing this little peek into your world with Mr. Peabody.

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