Tuesday, October 24, 2006

reminding me why i love them so...

(seven and his dog)
i do have kids.

i know i don't talk about them here
all that much, every now and then,
but not a whole lot.

but then sometimes they do something
that makes me have to document it...
so on the days when i want to drop
them off in the school's parking lot
and let them wait until monday morning,
i can remind myself of better moments.

case in point:
i look after two afterschoolers
as well as the child with autism that i
have all day
and my own two, who are 7 and 11.
the after schoolers are 6 and 10 and
both boys.
my son tries very hard to be cool
and funny and hip and smart and liked
by the boys
but the other day, he let his guard down
and cuddled into me on the couch
for a minute...
the other boys teased him
and said "oooooohhhh, why are you cuddling, ewwww"
and seven (my son) said "what! are you crazy!
cuddling is fun!"
and then whispered in my ear
"i'm so lucky to have you for a mom".

and yeah.
i got teary.

18 comments:

Stuntmother said...

I hope these moments are always there -- even if more infrequently, even if they're less smoochy. I hope your children and my children never forget that cuddling is fun.

Jana B said...

Awwww... that's adorable!!!!!

BendingPeak said...

:) Good for him to stand up to those guys for his mom!

melanie said...

aww, that is so precious. that is definitely a moment worth keeping safe in your heart and soul!

la vie en rose said...

i got teary too...

Deb R said...

Aawwww, that made me get teary-eyed too. And I love the photo. Seven has beautiful eyes. (Well, EYE, but I assume the other one matches, yes? hehehe)

deirdre said...

It's such a gift when a little boy who's almost a big boy forgets how tough he's supposed to be.

Anonymous said...

You are raising a true man..already seperate from the boys..in a very good way!!

Amber said...

That made me start my day with a smile. I love sweet boys! Yay for sweet boys!!

:)

Susannah said...

that is the sweetest thing i've heard in a long time - awwww :-)

acumamakiki said...

It's these moments, that make mothering such a joy. Lucky mama you!!

marianne said...

makes me teary just reading it...lucky you, lucky boy!

krista said...

Aaaawwwwwwww!!!! Good for him. How cute.

Colorsonmymind said...

Oh my freakin goodness-this made my heart swell huge! So glad you shared it!

I hope my boy still cuddles me when he is 7.

XO

Jessie said...

if i get pregnant and have kids in the near future i'm going to have to blame it on you!! dang, i love the way you write about being a mom. i know i tell you this every time you write about them, but...

geesh!
:)-

ellia said...

awwwwwww how sweet!!!

thank you for the kind words on my post... its nice to hear other moms who understand and who made it through (i know its possible but its good to get reassurance :D)

you are sweet and it sounds like your kids take after you!

my backyard said...

You have a great kid!

blackdaisies said...

:) they try so hard to be so cool but yup, my 12 year old still snuggles up on occasion, the rare occasion that makes it so special ...

i get teary too ...