Wednesday, February 18, 2009

You are my sunshine...

On even the cloudiest of days... these two little sunshines brighten up my whole world. I really can't imagine doing anything else with my life other than being their momma. Childhood is so fleeting, I want to make the most of their childhood. I need to remember just how short childhood is on evenings like tonight, when Mr. Caillou was trying my patience. He would not eat his dinner. I had fixed stew for him. He greatly protested. I spooned it in his mouth. There it sat for what seemed like a half an hour. He refused to swallow the mouthful of stew! He had meaty drool oozing from the corners of his mouth. I am hollering, eat your stew! His responses are accompanied by more meaty drool. I repeat again and again eat your stew. More drool. You get the idea. I was so intent on getting him to listen to me and do as I say, that I almost forgot for a minute that one day he will be all grown up and I will miss this drooly faced little boy, defying me. Now, yes he does need to learn to do what I say, but after 20 minutes of hollering at him to eat his stew and not getting the results I wanted, I knew this was just one battle I was not going to win.... So..... I swept him up into my arms, told him to give a good spit, and we headed off to the kitchen to make something more delightful for him. Grapes, and bagel with peanut butter was his selection. He greatly appreciated me listening to his dislike of the stew and fixing him something else. He is such a funny little boy. Everyday is an adventure with my two boys. Jasper and Caillou, whether they be quiet and calm, or rowdy and loud, they are the sunshine of my life. I wish I could freeze time, and keep them this young forever. I don't ever want them to grow up.


  1. They do grow up, and faster than you can imagine. Caillou looks like he is from the Wild Wild West, and Jasper looks like he is dreaming aboout everything nice.Hugs and kisses to them both.


  2. I have a couple of these little cowboys. I'll never forget the memories the boy's dressing up has given me. Too cute!

  3. I found a book for you! It is a MUST must must check-out fromn ye old library. "Raising Your Spirited Child," by -um- some lady with a funny last name. :) You're going to love it! I wish I'd had it with my spirited little girl from day one.