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.”

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11 Responses to He’ll Always be my Baby

  1. Kathy Sullivan says:

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

  2. Kathy Sullivan says:

    OMG I love that Tom and Jerry clip!!!! That’s fabulous!

  3. Michelle O'Neil says:

    And your baby and my baby share the same birthday Kathy!

  4. Meg says:

    Oh, he’s your baby, alright.

  5. Chris V. says:


  6. andrew says:

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

  7. Heather says:

    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

  8. Dee Ready says:

    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.

  9. kario says:

    Did you really even need to ask? 😉

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