Wednesday, June 8

my little sweaties

It's summertime, or at least it feels that way. My little guys are growing up - they're becoming very independent, interactive, verbal. It's wonderful. And terrifying. Am I ready to basically start over with a newborn? Not really, but I do love that baby stage too.

Both kids have been coming up with adorable things that are just out of the blue, Aaron especially.

He's been trying to quantify his love for us - saying things like, "I love you taller than the house" etc. Well, the other night he said, as he was squeezing me tight, "Mom, guess how much I love you?" I, expecting to hear some off the wall comparison, was not ready to hear, "As much as my heart can hold!!!" And cue the tears. *SIGH* I love being a mom.

Then, a couple days ago, when we were riding in the van and listening to a tape of kids' songs, Aaron said, "Hey mom, can I have some rock-a-roll music?" Knowing how crazy my kids can be I just said, "what? what is that?" He came back with, "You know, when the guys bang on the drums really hard and play guitar like this (demonstration) and move their heads like this (headbanging demo) and it's really loud?" We haven't had ANY music discussions with our kids, I'm pretty sure he's never seen anything like that on TV and he hasn't been to any concerts - I have no idea where he came up with all the details but I was laughing pretty hard about that.

I told him that mommy didn't like crazy music because the people seem like they are out of control. But I did eject the tape and turn on my favorite local station, featuring easy listening oldie-type music, and John Denver was playing - "Sunshine on My Shoulders" that seemed to do the trick for him. Ha ha.

Next time, Evan stories. I can definitely tell that he's almost 3.


Shelley said...

John Denver music, Eric sang "Thank God I'm a country boy" on his guitar when we were in high school. I guess you can call it oldies oldies. To me it seems like yesterday.

It is cute what kids say and do I just love it.

Last Saturday when I saw Charlotte she threw her sippy cup in the air when she saw me and let out a shriek. It melted my heart and put a smile on my face that lasted all day.

Mary Ann said...

It's almost not fair how their cute little proclamations and mixed up comments can get to our hearts! I'm so happy to hear you say that being a mommy is a blessing. What a tragedy it would be if that wasn't your perspective. I'm sure you're going to have an eventful summer!

Shahana said...

It's really good to see our little guys are becoming independent. That means you will have more time to work. I have a 2 and half year old boy too.