Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Good Mom Day

Sometimes when we're out and about, Kaylee will just throw her little arms around her brother. He gets a big goofy grin on his face and hugs her right back. I start blinking like a flash-bulb has gone off too close to my eyes, trying to stop the tears this simple act of love elicits.

They have their own relationship, completely separate from the relationship I have with either of them. I know this is normal, and probably nothing special in the scheme of things. But it's truly an amazing thing to watch unfold. They jabber at each other in the car in Kaylee's baby talk, which Eric finds hilarious. They share food with each other and are very comfortable sharing a chair and eating off of each other's plates. At least Kaylee will steal Eric's food. Kaylee is a much more adventurous eater than her brother, and he has no interest in food that is not bland and white.

We took two trips to two different parks today. Then Rich got home and put them to bed and I was "off duty" by 7:30 PM. I can do about 8-10 hours of nonstop parenting, with breaks for naps. But 12 is really hard, and that's often what I do. But today they were magical and piled in my lap for snuggles. They gave each other big kisses and I sat back and blinked hard, trying to bottle that feeling in my soul for a rainy day.

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