Thursday, December 10, 2009

In Which I Get Mushy About My Youngest

Now, I love them both, very much, and just because I am writing tearfully about Owen, that in no way is meant to suggest that Luke isn't every bit as wonderful. It's just that, right now, Owen's really tugging at the heartstrings, know what I mean?

From december 09

For starters, he wants to knit his favorite teddy a scarf.

From december 09

Then, a few weeks ago when the horsey in this pic above required 'surgery,' because Owen had been too rough with him, he was just overcome with regret. He cried and apologized again and again to Horsey, and was consoled only when I started talking in a Texas-type accent, saying "Aww, it's okay there little guy, ah furgive yeh..."

Sometimes he'll just come out of nowhere with these amazing sayings, like when he started to be afraid of the dark and one night, just after we'd given him a flashlight with rechargeable batteries, he tearfully whimpered, "I've always loved the way that bright light shines."

And then the other day, when we were out in the (prepare yourself, Topsy!) snow, he looked up into the sky, then at his newly-shoveled 'Planet Hoth Hide-Out,' and then at me - and said simply, "Mom - snow is joy."

I ask you, isn't that something to mush over, at least every once in a while?


Sparklee said...

What a sweet little guy you have!

Don't you love it when they say something so amazing and sweet, and it just blows your mind?

Get as mushy as you want! I'm the same way with my kids!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the spoiler warning. I was able to survive your post because of your consideration. :0)

Geez. That kid sounds just plain MUSH-able. Can I give him a virtual (((squeeze))) or a virtual pinch on the cheeks??? I've decided my boys aren't nearly mush-worthy enough anymore...what happened to those days???

jugglingpaynes said...

Awww...that is too cute. I would mush about it too. In fact I have mushed about things like that with my youngest. :o)

Peace and Laughter,

Rana said...

You mush all you want. What a sweet heart you have. Owen and my son would be great "mush buddy's".

Magic and Mayhem said...

Oh, what a sweetie! Huge smiles.

PS My favorite kiddo-quote was when Jack was 3 and we were on vacation on the NC shore (me and the kids, with Daryl at home). We were at the beach at dusk and it was magical to me and the girls but Jack looked up at me and said, "I miss Daddy. I miss the moonlight." :)

Susan said...

I just love the fresh way kids look at the world. Wow--a planet Hoth hideout. We had record-breaking snow here. Which means that there was snow. I keep meaning to post about it, but the light dusting that causes delight and wonder here can in no way be compared to Hoth.

But anyway it comes, Owen nailed it: Snow is joy.