Friday, May 13, 2011

A note for Buddy


To Jace: 

There are certain things I don’t get about you.  Like why you insisted on wearing two pair of underwear today.  Or why, “Mama, you hold me” really means “I need to go potty.”  Or why you think it’s funny to lick people.  Or why you cried this afternoon when Brynlee begged you to go inside reading hour with her instead of waiting outside the door with me like you usually do.  “Me too tiny” you informed her between sniffles, obviously overwhelmed by the idea of stepping into the unfamiliar. 

And there are certain things about you that just make me laugh.  Like how you ran downstairs tonight ten minutes after we put you in bed, “me already waked up, guys, me already waked up.”  Or how you laugh until you cry when we play ‘the mean doggy game’.  Or how when you and Brynlee play house she’s the baby and you’re the mommy. 

And there are other things about you that just make me smile.  Like when you say your prayers.  Or when you give me kisses. Or when you play superheroes.  Or how excited you are when daddy gets home from work.  Or how giving five is always followed by giving knuckles which is always followed by giving noggin.  Or how you request to sing Twinkle, Twinkle every single Family Home Evening.  Or how you say “me happy mommy, are you happy” at random times throughout the day.

And there are still other things about you that make me proud.  Like how quickly you are to apologize and give loves after you have done something wrong.  Or how well behaved you are while we wait for Brynlee at dance class.  Or how you try really hard to make Brynlee happy when she’s sad.

And there are things about you that I love.  Like your smile.  And your eyes.  And your nose.  And your toes.  And everything in between.  Like, YOU.  All of you.  Every single bit of you.  Even the parts of you that I don’t really get.  And even the parts of you that sometimes throw fits.  And the parts of you that make me laugh.  And the parts of you that make me proud.  And the parts of you that test my patience.  And the parts of you that are growing up so fast.  Every single bit of you - I love. 

Just thought you would like to know.

Love ya buddy,
Mommy

9 comments:

Kristen said...

This is SO sweet! You are an amazing mother! I hope your son can look at this one day when he is older!

Natalie said...

Awwww he's got a great mommy!

Jami said...

We Love you to Jace Buddy! I love how he runs :) too cute...and how he says my name! But I do have to remember that he likes Jessica better ;)!

Angie said...

Sometimes I get so jealous of your blog because I want a journal like you have a journal. Now is one of those times. Don't ever quit writing. Someday your kids are going to love to go back and read everything you have written about them, and Spencer and your relationship and life in general. So keep it up.

Kristen said...

You are such a sweet mom! I hope he can look back at this one day when he's older!

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

Sounds like a real cutie.
My Evan also wears two pairs of underwear on occasion... ON PURPOSE! Of course underneath his pants that are almost ALWAYS on backwards!
Aaahhh little boys make me smile. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

I thought I already left a comment. Did you delete the first. :)

Anyways my original comment said something about me getting jealous of your blog because I wish I had a journal like you do. I don't think you should ever stop writing because your kids are going to love to go back and read everything you have written about them, and you and Spencer. What a treasure.

Natalie said...

Ha ha that is too funny about the two pairs of underwear! What a cute little boy!

JHRME said...

What a fun character! Such great stories he'll have when he's "big."

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