photo from yesterday morning, his bed hair and all. have you tried those instant water balloons? they are amazing!!! wish they weren’t so expensive, we got ours for free at Slide the City.
This morning my son woke up an hour before we needed to and was super grumpy. He was being really loud and I was worried he’d wake up his sisters so I made him come back inside the bedroom and out of tiredness and not being quiet awake and in the heat of the moment I said to him, “STOP! Stop being grumpy! UGH.” To which he probably got scared and quieted down. He lied next to me quietly for the next 30 mins., drinking his milk.
When I was feeding everyone breakfast and packing his sisters’ lunches, I said to him, “I always love you, you know that? Even when you’re grumpy, even when you’re sad, when you’re happy, when you’re not listening, when you’re being a good boy, I always love you.”
A few minutes later when his sister came to the kitchen, he said to her, “Guess what mommy said? Mommy told me even when she’s mad at me she loves me!” Then he ran up to me and said, “Mommy, I liked it when you told me that. When you told me you love me always. I love you always too.”
This boy is mature beyond his years and he’s one of my greatest teachers. He teaches me more than I teach him. I love being his mother.