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.