He’ll Always be my Baby

“Seth!” I yell from the kitchen.

“What?” he yells back from the living room.

“Is you is, or is you ain’t my baby?”

He giggles from the living room. I get up and walk toward where he is. Standing in the door way, I look at him. He’ll be ten this week. He’s in a white t-shirt and boxer shorts. Black and white checkered fedora on his head at 7AM on a Saturday.



“Is you is or is you ain’t?” I repeat.

He giggles some more.

I walk over to him. Take his head in my hands, guiding it to nod.

This means you is.”

I move his head in a “no” motion,

This means you ain’t,” I say.

He never does dignify my inquiry with an answer, but his eyes twinkle and it’s clear he loves me.

I’m going to take that as an “is.”

11 thoughts on “He’ll Always be my Baby

  1. My “baby” is turning 27 this week!! It really feels like yesterday that he was 10.

  2. This is a stupid question but if your son were to ask you to teach him how to do a headstand would you

  3. Oh, how I love the memories this clip brings back. And how I love that it is helping you to create memories with your ‘baby.’ <3

  4. Dear Michelle, he definitely is!!!! And thanks for the Ben and Jerry video. I don’t think I’d ever seen it before and it’s such great fun. I wonder who was doing the crooning? Peace.