>> Saturday, November 21, 2009

My husband and I are always amazed and kept laughing by our two kids. Sometimes I'm left hysterically laughing while crying and sometimes I have no words. I can only shake my head. My little one has developed this new ability to put odd words together like when something doesn't smell good he says, "eeew, it smells like dirty carrots!" My most memorable conversation was a serious one at the age of three. It went like this, "Mama? There is this black thing that follows me wherever I go. He won't leave me alone and he only comes when in the sun. Me-"That's your shadow honey. Everyone has one. He will not harm you". Youngest-"Sha-dow?" I thought it was sheer brilliance that he was able to put together the fact that the sun revealed his shadow, but amazed through seeing new thing through his eyes.

My oldest son is a force to be reckoned with. He is the more serious one. My most memorable moment with him was last year at a show. We sat in the middle row. As I was speaking to someone on my left, he calls me, as he is sitting next to me on my right. When I turned to look at him I realized he had been digging in my bag. His right hand pops straight up in the air with a tampon. "What's this mommy?" I couldn't get his hands down fast enough as he says it again. "It's mommy's." Then the third question, "What do you need it for?" "I'll tell you later." "Tell me now"... (This was the shake your head moment).

But tonight we all saw Astro Boy. I have learned to love children's movies as most have a good moral and I am a sucker for a good moral at the end of a story. Without telling too much, it is a father and son movie. As I was putting my oldest son to bed tonight I whispered, "Did you like the movie?" He said sleepily, "Yes". I though he would fall asleep with that said, but instead whispered back, "Yeah, People Makes Mistakes". I was floored by his comment at 6 years old and will be using his words on my next post. Until then, (yawn) good night.


Tom Bailey November 22, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

Stories like these make kids etc and things like that interesting. Everyone I know with kids has stories that they share. But at the same time friends with kids go through very high stress levels during the first 3 years or so of the kids lives.

My blog just hit 100 something you were watching - thank you again for posting.

Best regards,
Tom Bailey

The Adviser November 23, 2009 at 2:10 PM  

I saw. I very happy for you. I was wrong about the two weeks. What was it, 3 days. Hopefully you will have a celebration as it shows your blog is sucessful because your blog has meaning and depth. It's what people are looking for. Besides, that your a great person:)

Anonymous December 2, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

My sons love bible stories. I have a four year old named Andrew and a two year old named Stephen. As we prepare to go to bed at night Andrew always asks to read the story of David and Goliath in the bible. This is his and his brother's favorite story. David has unwavering faith and believes that with God's power he can defeat the Giant. "God is powerful" - Andrew shouts as he pretends to be David slaying the giant. This story reminds me of the giants my husband and I are facing in our lives. What are our giants?? - debt, finances, getting a better job, finishing my MSW from Hunter College, putting God first or sometimes it's just getting through the day.
We need the unwavering faith that David had, courage, perseverance, time to see God work. We are inspired by David - he went out on a limb - the only one out of all the Israelites to stand up for God. When we have overcome these giants in our lives, we also want to shout that - God is powerful! - Raquel

Anonymous December 2, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

My 3 year old is an old soul. As my husband was in a rush getting him ready one morning, about a year ago, he bacame a bit frustrated that our son was not listening. Hubby called deer son in a stern voice to listen. My son reached up stroked daddy' face and said "patience". Out of the mouths of babe's.