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Friday, April 2, 2010

Full of Joy.

My Henry, he says a lot of silly, funny, out of this world things. He does.

He makes me laugh each and every day.

He makes my life full of joy, from the 'morning kisses' he gives me to start each day to the silly songs he makes up to his crazy superhero tactics. The fact that he truly believes that he IS a superhero. He really is, full of joy.

He is almost four and my heart stretches and sobs at that. Four, already? Where, oh where, are our days going?


Some nights I wonder if I even spent enough time staring at him. I want to memorize each and every feature, each and every movement and statement as I did in the beginning when our days were just him and I.



In the end, it's one {of now many} reasons I blog. This is my way of remembering some of those things I would otherwise let slip through. It's my way of sharing with friends and family the milestones and daily, minut details.

All this to say, this week was no exception. H was full of great things to share with me as he learns and explores this world.

Tuesday afternoon

The scene: The kitchen table. He is drawing a family picture.

After asking me a series of questions about family members eye and hair color, he asks:

"Mama, what color is your hair?"

"Blonde."

"So is that the grey crayon?"

*******

And then again.

Thursday morning.

The scene: Kitchen counter. He notices the library movies ready to be returned.

He asked me about why we are returning them and not the books, why they are due, what renew means and then says:

"Or instead of that we can return the Batman movie and put it with all the grown up movies at the library so that no kids know where it is and when we come back it will be waiting for us."

Such a clever boy.

My almost four year old boy.

Who is loving. And trying on the patience. And silly. And so smart. Happy. And most of all my boy who just loves life and who shows me how to do a better job of that, too.


Everyone needs one of him. For if they had one, they too, would live a life like mine.

Full of joy.
This post is linked up to Conversations With My Kid over at Moms Without Blogs.

2 Comments:

Anonymous dadio said...

Times are good...enjoy. He loves fun.

Love to all
Dadio

April 3, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Lee Vandeman said...

I am so lame for taking so long to come read this but now I know why. It is quiet on Easter evening. My kids are in bed. And I can focus. Finally.

This post is just precious. Your son is beyond adorable. That smile. Oh, that smile. And your words and his face and his clever conversations make me appreciate what I have even more. I can't wait to hug my kiddos in the morning and stare at them over this Spring Break and just try to imprint this time in my brain. Yes, it goes too fast.

Thank you as always for playing along...

xo
Lee

April 5, 2010 at 1:18 AM  

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