Thursday January 29th 2009, 10:18 PM
Filed under: birthday,family,happy,love,Uncategorized

Family Ties

Shortly after I published yesterday’s post, I got a phone call from one of my favorite nieces, Donna.*

“Aunt C ? Are you busy tomorrow? I was called into work and I wondered if you could watch Noah for me?”

Can I watch Noah??? Hellz yeah! You see, Noah is the cutest little four month old that I know. I haven’t seen very much of him and this was my chance to cuddle, kiss and hug something that wasn’t going to lick my face or hump my leg! Not only that, but he would be a welcome distraction to my current boredom.

At 7am he got dropped off. He smiled, cooed, farted, and played the day away. I’ve never had such a pleasant baby.

At noon, Lostmahead stopped in for tea. She too had a chance to cuddle. (Hey, I share!) As she was holding Noah, I noticed that he looked very familiar….like a photograph I had seen before. It took me a second of trying to imagine his face in a frame of some kind but it wasn’t coming to me…..until…..I noticed that he looked like my own son!

I wear a locket with pictures of Sons 1 and 2. Noah looked just like Son1!

The more I looked at Noah, I noticed more than just a resemblance to my son, however. In his profile, he looked just like his dad. When he smiled, he looked like his mom when she was a baby.(Back when I babysat her) While he slept, he looked like Donna’s brother. While pooping, like my SIL when she doesn’t agree with me.

It’s been a long time since I was holding a new member of the family…on either side. I can’t remember the last time I noticed all the family genes in just one little child. It was nice to notice that when I looked into his eyes as he was drinking his bottle, I could see my FIL, his great-grandfather.

It was a moment of wonder to realize that the family ties are still strong and that they still run deep.


* Why is Donna one of my favorite nieces? Her birthday is the same day as mine, February 12. Notice, I said “one” of my favorite nieces. That is because Donna and I share our birthday with my other niece, Sabrina. :d How’s that for a “family tie”!!


  1. Froggywoogie said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 2:10 AM

    “when I looked into his eyes as he was drinking his bottle, I could see my FIL, his great-grandfather”
    You put little Noah on beer already? :d

    Froggywoogies last blog post..Oh My, this was a close call!

  2. Grant said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Way to slip in a subtle reminder of your impending birthday.

    Grants last blog post..Part II of the end of the interview meme

  3. Finn said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Four months? Does he chubby thighs just begging to be bitten? I love fat baby thighs. With butter.

    Finns last blog post..Friday Flashback: A Letter To My Son

  4. Metalmom said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Froggywoogie-I would NEVER give a baby beer! It was just a little bit of Kahlua in his formula!

  5. Metalmom said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Grant-How else am I supposed to make sure you get my gift into the mail? If I came right out and said “Grant, you’re running out of time” you be all “What a nagging bitch!” :))

  6. Metalmom said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    Finn-Chubby thighs, apple cheeks and a jelly belly… He was a full buffet!

  7. HoosierGirl said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Awww…you got some baby love!:d Lucky you!

    I’m still trying to think of a good project for you.
    And your interview questions are on the way. Today, I promise!


    HoosierGirls last blog post..Madness Meme

  8. Giggle Pixie said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    What a beautiful post! And I love that he looks like your SIL when he’s pooping. HA! My dad had the same birthday as his dad, my grandfather. I think that is so cool that you share yours with TWO nieces!

    Giggle Pixies last blog post..Nice Gazongas

  9. Lynda said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Well, you didn’t think the kids in your family got their looks from a stranger, did you? :d

    Lyndas last blog post..Birthday Suit Alterations: The Beginning

  10. Metalmom said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    HoosierGirl-The interview questions would make a good project! ;)

  11. Metalmom said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    GigglePixie-When she’s being a little judgemental, she purses her lips and frowns. That’s what Noah looks like. (Only it’s cute when he does it!) :))

  12. Metalmom said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    Lynda-Not really. In our families, sometimes the kids will look like distant relatives or more like an aunt or uncle than their own parents or grandparents.(Smarty-pants!)

  13. Trukindog said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Family ties…you do know it’s illegal to kidnap people even family members right…wait are we talkin about the same kind of ties cause with consenting adults it’s OK but only if your NOT related.:d

    Trukindogs last blog post..THE WEEKEND JAM #23 FACES/Ooo LA LA

  14. Metalmom said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Trukindog-You are so bad! :)) I’d never kidnap family….if you eve met them, you’d understand.

  15. Loving Annie said:

    on January 30, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    :d:d:d HAPPY UPCOMING BIRTHDAY !!!:d:d:d

    Loving Annies last blog post..Shutters at The Beach, Santa Monica

  16. Metalmom said:

    on January 31, 2009 at 10:32 AM

    LovingAnnie-The best gift would be one of those 5 star dinners you get to partake in! =p~

  17. Coal Miner's Granddaughter said:

    on February 1, 2009 at 9:22 AM

    That like my oldest son. Every time he gives me the F-off face, he looks like my brother-in-law! HA!

    Coal Miner’s Granddaughters last blog post..I Miss You

  18. Metalmom said:

    on February 1, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    CMG- =))

  19. jGrrl said:

    on February 4, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    I simply love them at that age!!! They’re so cute and relatively low maintenance!

    jGrrls last blog post..In da holeā€¦

  20. Metalmom said:

    on February 4, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    jGrrl-He is an absolute angel! o:-)

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