This blog is the perfect avenue for remembering those precious little things that slip so easily from our minds as parents. No matter how often I’m reminded, it’s difficult to fathom just how quickly what we take for granted in our children today will be all but forgotten tomorrow. So in an effort to record these little nuggets of today:
I love the way you talk. You have the most wonderful way of expressing yourself. I love hearing you say things like, “Actually…” or “Hopefully…” or hearing your explanations for things, like tonight when you said”I can’t see it! Because my eyes are SOOOO little!!”
I love the way you say “I love you” for no reason at all. My favorite is when you say, “You know, Mommy…I love you.”
I love the way you love your brother more than words could ever express. Your face lights up when you see that he’s awake. You’re always making sure he’s okay, and checking on him when we need to see him breathe. You make him laugh better than anybody else, and he adores you as much as you adore him. Playing together is already so much fun.
I love you way you love to help me. I also love that you really do help me. You beg to help me do the dishes, fold the clothes, or clean the bathroom. And it’s always so much better than doing it alone.
Even though our bed is too small for you to join us comfortably, I can’t help but love that you want to. When I ask you why, you say “Because I love you, Mommy.”
I love the way you love your family. The words “Cousins,” and “Grandparents,” are obvious favorites. You already know what a family reunion is, and you wonder why we aren’t having them all the time. Being together is so much better than anything else.
I love the way you smile. Even when you’re standing up at the toilet, holding onto the rim with one hand, and grabbing gobs of toilet paper to then stuff them in your mouth, you have the most charming smile. Whether I’m yelling your name in a panic, or calling you just for fun, your smile is just mesmerizing.
I love the way you grab my face/hair with both hands, and then try to chew on my jaw as hard as possible. You’ve done this for many months now, and I just assume you are kissing me. Whether that’s true or not, I can’t help but love it.
I love the way you laugh. There’s just nothing better!
I love your persistence. You love to chew on everything. Every single thing. You never back down. You never give up. And it’s just so darn cute.
I love the way you reach for me. The way you wave. The way you hold on so tight when I hold you. Really, I just love everything you do.
I love that when I call your name and come toward you when are about to do something you shouldn’t, you start crawling as fast as you possibly can in the opposite direction.
I thank God every day for the most wonderful blessing of having children. There truly is nothing better!