Friday, April 8, 2016

Innocence

Photo by Rebecca J. Imagery


Gosh, my kids are growing up so fast. I can't even handle it, you guys. Where did my little babies go? 

Dom just lost one of his front teeth and a second one is hours away from falling out. He's handling Tae Kwon Do classes like a pro. He loves to read - the Goosebumps series, books about squids or David and Goliath. He's a deep thinker and is always asking questions so he can understand the ways of the world. But he still has this sense of innocence about him and I just wish I could keep him trapped at the age of 7 forever. I know that everyone has to go through things in life - they shape you as a person and all that jazz. But I don't want to see him cry or get his heart broken or realize how shitty things can be in life sometimes. When that childlike innocence leaves his eyes, my heart will ache something awful. 

Photo by Rebecca J. Imagery 


Will is in that stage where he goes back and forth between wanting to be independent and wanting to be mommy's little baby. His reading gets better and better every day. He never gives up - sounding out words like a champ. He loves snuggling with me and watching a movie or making goofy faces on SnapChat. He is his big brother's little shadow, mimicking his every move. He never misses a beat - he's so quiet and observant and takes everything in. But shew, that boy is stubborn. Gets it from his dad, of course. ;) 

Photo by Rebecca J. Imagery


I've said it before and I'll say it a 1,000 more times because it never stops being true - being a mom to these 2 boys has made me the happiest person on Earth. Somebody make a "never grow up" pill so I can keep them with me forever. Wishful thinking? 

"When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind." ~ Patrick Rothfuss


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