Saturday, September 11, 2010

How Do I LOVE Thee

I got this idea from Debi over at The TRUTH about Motherhood. Several weeks ago and finally got around to finishing this post today. With the mood I've been in lately, it seemed like a good idea to refocus on some of the positive things in my life, so here goes.....


I love the way you wake me up by standing on my bed saying "Mommy, get up please" in the morning.
I love that you're polite even in your sleep...When Alec comes in to give you a hug after he gets home at night you put your hand out and say "No, away please" without even opening up your eyes.
I love that you have inherited a love of reading from your Daddy and me.

I love that you now pick out your own bedtime stories.
I love that you ask for your favorite books by name.
I love that you love school.
I love that you are so willing to try new things, including foods.
I love how excited you get when you see the mail truck drive by our house.
I love that when you get a new letter from Daddy, you won't let it go for at least ten minutes after I've given it to you and read it to you.
I love how helpful you are around the house.
I love that you're a daredevil, even if it scares me sometimes.
I love the way you act like you're chewing in your sleep.
I love how gentle and caring you are with babies we see and with your baby doll.

I love how excited you are to see me when I pick you up from school everyday.
I love how you tell me all about what you see out the window of the car as we're driving along.
I love that you won't go to sleep without a "bobo" (pacifier) in your mouth and one in each hand.
I also love that you're only using the "bobo" for bed, naps and when you're upset/not feeling well.
I love that your version of "talking to Daddy on the phone" is to put your face up to the phone, say "hi Daddy.....all done" and walk away.
I love it more when you come back and do this multiple times during a phone call with him.
I love that every time my phone rings you look up and say, "my Daddy". Although, it breaks my heart a little that you think of Daddy as a phone call or a picture by the bed rather than remembering all the good times we have spent with him.

I love your smile.
I love your laugh.
I love when you ask me to tickle you.
I love your adventurous spirit.
I love how much you love to explore.
I love your love of nature and being outdoors.

I love that you're generally a happy boy.
I love how opinionated you can be.
I love that you're stubborn, and I hope that it means you won't give in to peer pressure as easily as some kids do.
I love how creative you are.
I love your imagination. For example, the puma you've been telling us lives in the trees in the backyard and the bear we come across on our walks around the block.
I love how "country" you are and always have been.

I love that you enjoy some of my favorite TV shows from when I was little, like Disney's Gummi Bears.
I love when you pretend to be a Gummi Bear and drink Gummiberry Juice and bounce around.
I love that you have started answering the questions asked on children's TV shows like Dora, Diego and Thomas.
I love when you dance and sing to the theme songs.
I love how much you love the water.
I love that you are starting to learn to swim and hopefully, you'll continue this winter with swim lessons.


  1. I'm here following you from PSYCHEDELIC SUNDAYS. Stop by my pad and say hello. If you have an event coming up, be sure to list it on the Blog Event Directory!

    Melissa AKA Froggy
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  2. Aww what a cute post!

    I just found your blog through a Sunday blog hop! Have a great day!

  3. Aww, this is sweet. I bet when he looks back on this when he's older, it'll warm his heart. :)

  4. Very sweet post...

    im following you back from PSYCHEDELIC SUNDAYS. ;) i actually have a new monday blog hop, if you would like to join :)

  5. What a precious little boy. Good luck with the daycare situation too. I am following you back from Blog Hop Friday.