Thursday, January 21, 2016

Greatest Gift

I have heard that the best thing you can do for your children is to love your spouse.  And let me tell you, I sure love my boys' Daddy. I am super lucky, because he loves me too.  You know how I know?  My boys love me and treat me really well, because their daddy taught them how.

Today all the boys are home from school because of "inclement weather."  What does that even mean anyway?  I just know it means things close.  Anyways, we had a readathon today to keep the boys busy at least for a little while and then I could read in semi-peace, at least during nap time for the two younger ones.  The dream for a mom.  Peace.

Ok, ok, so I am reading this book called "The Christmas Train," and so far I am loving it.  So this character in the story is talking about how even good men don't think to keep their woman's feet warm.  And I think, well, I am super lucky, because Tyson almost always sits in a way to keep my feet warm.  No joke, right then, Josh comes over and asks "are your feet cold?" and grabs me a blanket and covers my feet.  It was the cutest thing.

And then he says, "Mom, so at school, a few weeks ago my teacher asked all of us what the best gift is that you ever got.  Most of the kids were talking about their toys and stuff but I said, 'my mom."

Yup, I pretty much cried and had it confirmed, these are the moments I do not want to forget.  I am so glad he looks past my cranky moments and all the times I make him do chores and run laps around the house and help take care of his little brothers.  Kids truly are amazing.  We need to learn to be more like them.  When you focus on moments like this, life is really good.

1 comment:

  1. That's amazing. How did he even think to classify "mom" as a gift?! Josh is a special kid!