|Logan in the fort we built this weekend. Him and Rose stayed in it all day on Saturday.|
There are so many things racing through my mind today. I have had a couple days in which I have just been dying to get the this page and type, but all the things I have previously planned have been placed on the back burner for I must share with you the reason that every mother (or parent) has the strength to continue with this job each day.
My wonderful husband/ partner in parenting and I switch off putting our kids to bed each night (meaning that if I put Rose (age 4) down, he puts Logan (age 7) down at the same time.... the next night we switch) that way each child has some special one on one time with just one parent. Our kids really love it and look forward to the differences that each of us have to offer. Last night, I was given the gift of putting Logan to bed.
After spending our typical 15 or so minutes of reading, I starting tucking him in to bed. When I was done doing his routine of special kisses, hugs, and high- fives.... the following conversation took place:
Logan: "Mom, I am going to tell you that thing that is really hard to say...."
Mom: "Logan, what makes it hard for you to tell Mommy something?" (I was thinking.... oh, crap! He is only 7, and there is already something hard for him to tell me..)
Logan: "I am shy... but I'll tell you the letters the words start with. They are Y, R, B"
Mom: "Hmm, You Rock Buttercups?"
Logan: with giggles "No, you know what it is...."
Mom: "Sweetie, I have no idea. There are too many possibilities"
Logan: "It's that You aRe Beautiful"
I must say that I was so touched in the moment that I had some tears in my eyes. He was so sweet and tender and even brushed the side of my face as he told me. I am very proud that we are raising such a sweet, sensitive boy.
Enjoy the small tender moments. They will be gone before you know it.
Have a beautiful day!