Okay so I was having one of those mornings...one of those mornings when
my Glenn's now 3 year old is threatening to hit me every 3.2 seconds, when my Glenn's 6 year old is sassin' me and talking back, when my Glenn's 5 month old puppy jumps on my couch with her muddy paws, when I hit my toe on the corner baseboard and scream "GOOD GRAVY!" (that's my form of a curse word), the kind of morning when I look at the clock in absolute exhaustion and see that it is only 9:15 am. Today was that morning. The kind of morning when I don't think I can make it through the day without pulling out my hair or screaming "GOOD GRAVY!" 20 more times. I felt myself getting very grumpy and not enjoying my boys or my time with them at all. I knew I had a choice, a choice to wallow in my grumpiness or to enjoy my role as mom. So I turned my frown upside down and had some fun with 2 very special boys.
I love Benjamin's ability to just play. He loves trains and will push them along the track while making his own adorable train noises. I love his sweet little voice that says: "Play with me mommy." I know there will come a day when he won't ask his mom to play with him anymore.
I played several games of "Guess Who" with Caleb. I love his reaction when I guess his character, its like magic to him or something, he always seems so surprised.
He's concentrating so hard on the game. Love that face.
"Mom, stop taking my picture!"
(have I mentioned that I love this face?)
Caleb got Legos for Christmas and so far I have made a house, I have made a car, and I have made a helicopter. And Benjamin has played with all of my creations. :)
I love this face too.
The weather was beautiful in Texas today so we spent about 3 hours outside this afternoon.
Benjamin got this t-ball set for his birthday.
Bubba gets a turn too.
The boys had too much fun on the see-saw today. They were giggling and laughing like crazy. It was too cute. They have really started playing more together the past couple of weeks. I'm not sure if it is because Caleb has been out of school so he is around more, or just Benjamin growing up, but it has been really nice to see them enjoying each other. Benjamin just craves Caleb's attention and is constantly asking his bubba to play with him.
A moment of giggling captured.
"Look Ma, no hands!"
Caleb's legs get quite a work-out with the see-saw. He would stand up and hold Benjamin up on the other end. Then he would squat down and push Benjamin back up. That is some serious work for those quads.
So a morning that started off very rough with the potential of turning in to a very rough day...instead became a wonderful day spent with my 2 boys. Sometimes I need to be reminded that they won't be young forever, they won't always be living in this house, they won't always be around for me to enjoy. Sometimes I have to actually make a choice to enjoy them, to take the time to focus only on them and our time together. I'm glad I made that choice today. It was a really nice day.
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.