I am sitting on my bed. It is about 1pm. Brady is beside me. This is the time of day I hit a wall and sleepiness starts to overcome me. Does this happen to you? Is there a point in the day you get really tired and have to either snap out of it because your four old has escaped and is running rampant around your neighborhood or close your eyes for a bit?
Our oldest son, Luke, is 10 years old. He will be 11 the end of May. It has happened. The beginning of the outside world penetrating our happy bubble of nothing but Christian music on the radio, inexpensive shoes from Shoe Station and Mama being the only "crush" on his mind. Say goodbye to these three things and I am sure more will follow sooner than later. How does he even know the words to the pop songs? I certainly don't listen to that music! Can we PLEASE go back to the days of NeedToBreathe, The Beatles, The Police and whateverelseIchoose!
Two weekends ago, Luke smooth talked his way into Grandmom's heart...and wallet. He was convinced he needed a new pair of basketball shoes. Not just any pair. Jordans. It took about 3.5 seconds for Grandmom's heart to melt and she was convinced he needed new shoes as well. So, off to the store we three went. He found a pair of Jordans he liked. Grandmom obliged. She even asked if he needed new shirts or shorts but he kindly said, "No thanks, I'm good." Wait...I retract that statement. What he actually said was "Mom, maybe you can just go out another day and pick me up some shirts and shorts and bring them home for me to try on." Oh please, can I! Of course my dear child, that is exactly how I want to spend my days. Driving to and from the store day after day because Picky Pickerson can't find shorts that hang exactly an inch beneath his knee. I think I would rather be punched in the face.
Really he is such a good kid. Has the best sense of humor, independent, knowledge-seeking, has a memory like no other and misses his Uncle Martin a lot. If I could freeze him and keep him 10 I would, because I hear it's all down hill for the next few years.