The sweetness of Boy


My son is my third child. The last I will carry and birth, and my only son. I’m sure my daughters said things that made me laugh out loud, or swell up with pride, or just smile that “how can I love you THIS MUCH???” kind of smile that moms wear at times… but my son just seems to make me do those things more often than I remember my girls doing. Maybe I’m just old and forgetful.

While on a family weekend trip this weekend, the following things caused that smile to appear on my face:

I came out of the cabin to join my hubster and son at the picnic table on the porch, wearing my new navy shorts and white peasant-style blouse, and my son said “Mommy, you’re pretty!” I should note that I had no makeup on and my hair was still wet from my shower…

Yesterday morning, as we were waking up, the boy was overheard saying to the hubster “Daddy, you’re the best daddy ever.” Hubster, being one who needs explanations, asked why this was. The boy said “Because I love you!”

Like a Hershey’s chocolate bar squished between burning marshmallows, my heart melted…

About Laurie

I have too many hobbies, but have finally learned (sort of) how to focus on one at a time and stifle my desire to add more. ;) I'm a mom, a wife, a writer, an artist, a seamstress, a gardener, a backyard-chicken farmer, a fundraiser, a movie-lover, a book hoarder, a junker, a thrift-store-shopper... I also love to laugh, make people happy, and take road trips. Some of these things make it into blog posts. I'm almost 50 and I'm still able to sleep through the night. I consider that a success.

2 responses »

  1. Just precious. My boys say things like that to me as well and usually when I am looking hideous. Love from little boys is so sweet and pure. Your boy is adorable.

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