Thursday, April 2, 2009

Trying so hard

Ethan nearly killed me with sweetness yesterday. Do you ever have those moments when you just look at your children and want to squeeze them so hard that they melt into you? Ethan was trying to "trade" toys with his cousin so he could have a turn with the light saber. His cousin wasn't so keen on the idea . . . no matter how hard Ethan tried to bargain and persuade. Finally, cousin's mommy came in to help mediate. Ethan kept saying, "If you don't want to trade, it's okay, but I'm so sad." He was trying so hard to be stoic and keep from crumpling into tears. His face just melted me. His eyes were watering and his lip was stern but quivering, and when he saw us looking at him, he smiled a tearful smile, wipes his eyes and said, "I just have a couple little tears in my eyes, but I'm okay." Oh, I could just sweep him up and kiss him to death. Moments like that really help get me through the sometimes mundane days.

4 comments:

Candland Family said...

I just wanted to cry reading it. Such a sweet guy.

Sarah said...

I don't use the word precious a lot, but that is a PRECIOUS story. So sweet.

Oh Babe COBABE said...

Ethan is such a sweetheart I wanted to squeeze him just reading your story. Miss you all tons, Kassie

Jessy said...

More evidence of what an amazing mother/woman you are!