Doing Something Right

You know how you hear yourself through your kids' voices every once in a while? Sometimes it's the twang that Liam puts on one-syllable words, such as 'nap' which becomes 'na-yap'. Or when Jack says "Bummer" upon hearing something disappointing.

We do have our fair share of negative words around here. When Liam was about three, he went through a phase of saying an ugly word on a daily basis, and it was rather humbling to realize that he had learned most of them from my mouth.

But every once in a while, my kids will say something that makes me feel as if I must be doing something right as a mother. This happened the other day, as I went to get Garrett up from his nap.

He's always Mr. Sunshine when it's time to wake up, so I enjoy getting him up and snuggling with him for a few minutes before getting the other two. As I lifted him from his bed and snuck a kiss from his cheek, he said, "Mommy, I love you more and more."

Ahhh! My heart melted.


Real World Martha said...

So sweet. What beautiful boys. I have an adopted son. He has a lot of emotional issues and I can't wait to hear something like that from him.
Debbie aka The Real World Martha(S)

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

That is the sweetest thing in the world!! I also love the pics around your Christmas cute! I can't wait to have our little Eliana home from Guatemala. The waiting is so hard.