My kids drive my crazy most moments of the day, but man oh man they are so freaking awesome. Their personalities and the love they have is just beyond amazement. I love those guys with every fiber of my being.
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DS (5yr) gives me hugs and tells me that I'm the best mama EVER and the bestest (cuz it's better than best) cook in the whole world.
DD (not quite 2yr) was hitting her brother tonight (he was getting too aggressive). I said "NO hit!" and she stopped, looked at us, then kissed DS's head. She also says "Thank you" all the time (appropriately).
DS1 (who just got his dx of Asperger's yesterday) did something amazing last week. He put his arm around me, and said what I've said to him oh so many times: "Mommy, I love you, even when I'm frustrated with you, I still love you."
DS2 today what trying to show me something. DS1 interrupted with a thought that could.not.wait. DS2 sighed, but patiently waited for DS1 to finish before continuing. He's got a lot of patience for a 5-year-old!
And last night DS1 read a book to DS2 at bedtime. I was proud of DS1 for thinking of DS2, and proud of DS2 for patiently waiting through the slow, halting story even when his brother had to get up and ask us about hard words- through it all he supported his big brother.
When I had guests over the other night, I asked DS to tell me the recipe from their weekly Cooking Day at pre-school that he'd recently been so excited about - party snacks made from filo dough. He was so enthusiastic he not only very coherently explained how to make them but then proceeded to prepare almost two cookie sheets full of snacks for me! All I had to do was provide the tools and ingredients and handle the hot stuff. I was so proud to be able to tell my guests he'd made them, and they were a great hit too.
i also love listening to him as he helps DD take off her shoes, falling into sweet parentese, right down to imitating Dh's terms of endearment for her.
After a rough couple of weeks with my 4 yo, today we had a FUN lunch where he actually ate what I made him (and what he asked for), didn't make a mess (the dog couldn't find anything to lick afterwards), fooled around and made piggie noises but other than that used very nice table manners, and cleared his plate when he was finished. He giggled and ate and talked to me the whole meal, which is pretty unusual, as he either doesn't have anything to say or wants to talk nonstop instead of eating. We had a lot of fun, and then he went in for quiet time without a fuss, and fell asleep. Being a mom is hard, even when you have an "easy" kid, so I'm trying to remember to appreciate these times even more.
My kids broke a violin yesterday, shattered a glass pitcher and did lots of whining etc but... my dd8 gave me a hug after the glass broke and grabbed the vacuum cleaner right away. My ds who dropped it gave me a heartfelt apology (they were goofing off) and during the evening was making sure his younger sister had everything she asked me for (he poured her milk, put her clothes in the laundry for her etc) without being asked) I love how thoughtful my kids usually are. Their kindness towards others is so much more important to me than the relatively minor mistakes they made.
Needless to say, though, I needed quiet time for myself last night:)