Monday, January 28, 2013

The perks of being a mother....

My boy Richie has been walking around the house the past week randomly bursting into song {which I must admit I love}. Sometimes it's We are young, Follow the prophet, or scripture power. Lately though its been a song from Little Einstiens--

"We' re going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship zooming though the sky Little Einstiens."

It's super short and absolutely darling because Richie's {th} come out like {f's}. One of the many little traits I love about my boy. I wish I could tell you about how much I love Richie, but I just can't express it properly through this medium. That's not to say I don't love my other children that would be crazier than skydiving without a parachute. You see Richie like to spoil me with kind words, hugs, and kisses. I have no defense-- I'm easily bought...

Royal and I try not to play favorites, and we do a fairly good job at it. We believe that it is so important to show your children a united front through the good and the bad. Even if we don't agree all the time that's a conversation for behind closed doors. But can we really be blamed for {them} having favorites?? I think not--

Chaz has always been very constant in this love for both of us. It's a good way to describe him-- steady and true. I pray daily that its something that he holds onto as he grows into a young man and beyond.

Margot is her daddy's little girl, but in the best possible way. If Royal and I were standing next to each other she would run to him over me 9 times out of 10. Now you may think that would bother me, but really it really doesn't. Close to nothing in this world makes me happier than seeing the absolute love of my life, my eternal companion play and/or be with our daughter. To see him give her that cookie before dinner-- something he would NEVER do for the boys and swore he would NEVER do when he had a girl either. Little did he know, but i knew- I would just smile and nod because there would be a change, and while its not always dealing with cookies its a good change to see. Plus it's not all bad for me-- I get my fair share of cuddles on the sofa while we read a book, rocking by the fireplace, hugs and kisses in where she grabs my face and pulls me close, and head on my shoulder while I hold her close and sing to her before bedtime.

Back to Richie-- after his accident 2 years ago he and Royal were inseparable. It was what he needed and I'm happy that Royal was by his side the entire time. The table have turned of late though. Richie not only gives me multiple random kisses a day but he's started kissing me on the nose very gently. Then whispers... I kiss you here because its special.

{heart melts}

There something that makes the entire world and all its to-do lists disappear when your child is still and whispering to you. The other day when Royal came home I wanted him to experience this little slice of parental heaven, but when I asked Richie to show Royal he simply responded, No. I tried for a few minuted to coax him into sharing and finally he broken down. My almost 4 year old said, I'll show him but on you. I'm the tiniest a bit ashamed because inwardly I was beaming. This was special to my boy...reserved only for him and myself. Royal, the good sport that he is just smiled and rolled his eye a bit in the way of....oh geez. But really let's face it. Sooner rather an latter sports and dad will be in and mom will be out. So I'm gonna milk it for all it's worth right now.

These years are precious and I wouldn't trade them for anything--

Thanks for letting me gush. It's one of the this I love about writing because you ever know where your words will take you. See this posted started out with one point and ended with a completely different one.

I guess I'll have to share my exciting news next time<33

xO- Etheline

1 comment:

  1. beautiful. I am so glad you are treasuring those precious moments with your babies. They go so fast, I am sure.