Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Boy

After posting a couple of times about my son's frustrating behaviour, I thought I should balance it out by letting the world know that in the last couple of days, he has been adorable, funny, cute and especially sweet.

While getting dressed this morning (which happens by getting one arm out of his jammies, bouncing a couple of times, getting the other arm out, bouncing a few more times.....EVERY morning) he surprised me by saying:

"I'm very grateful that you are my mommy!" followed by, "I love you, mommy!" This landed him several hugs and kisses and turned my knees to jelly. He told me he loved me several times today, in fact. He always tells me he loves me when I first say it to him, but rarely does he say it first.

Tonight after our usual night time ritual, he called me back to his room to tell me:

"Mommy, I'm going to come into your room and sleep with you tonight."

"No, you are going to sleep in your own bed tonight," I reply (although not so firmly - which he knows).

"Nope, mommy. I'm going to sneak into your room and climb into bed with you!" he says with a grin.

Of course I laugh. And he likely will try to sneak in with us. And I'll let him. Because, after all, he LOVES ME and is GRATEFUL that I'm his mommy.

There is a good chance he'll get his way quite often when he speaks to me like he did today.

Oh, how I love my boy.

NOTE: **My boy did sleep with us beginning @ 4:15 a.m. He didn't even have to try to sneak in with us. All he had to do was wet his bed. Yep. Much more pleasant to deal with than merely sneaking in with us.


Laura said...

The only thing I can say to you is: "Good luck to ya!" He is so charming and funny and I am glad I am his auntie and not his mommy! It is hard enough saying no to him when I don't live with him 24/7 and have that charm working on me all the time.

Laura said...

P.S. This is one of my favorite pictures of "your son." He was a weiner that day, but funny! I am still going to do a page of "The Many Silly Faces of Seth".

Darla said...

Yes, and he was a turkey tonight in church. Everything I just wrote in this post is at this moment null and void.

Rachel Roberts said...

Cute cute cute!!! I know the moment Levi tells me he loves me, my heart will be just puddy! (Like it isn't already, right? haha)

There is absolutely NO feeling like that of when your kids make you proud.

Enjoyed catching up on your blog since Christmas! Happy New Year!

Darla said...

Happy New Year to you too, Rachel. I know Aaron will be leaving soon, so you all will be in my prayers.

Rachel Peterson said...

He was really good after church...talking about "crocogaters".lol.One of a kind he is. I entertain my friends with Seffie stories because he is so funny!