Monday, June 15, 2009

Mama's Little Love

Look at that sweet little face! I usually try not to get too mushy on the blog, but sometimes I feel almost breathless when I think about my love for Adam. He is always wonderful but he is, um, 2 YRS OLD! And you know what they say about "The Terrible 2s". :) It's funny, before Adam, I thought that 2 was the best age. 2 years old are ADORABLE - the way they look, walk and especially the way they express themselves... absolutely precious. However, now that I have my own 2 year old, I can see "the other side" to 2! :)

I read once that the hallmark of being 2 is that you want to control everything and be in complete charge... SOOOO Adam. I've learned, though, if I can be a little more patient (I have to continually remind myself that "patience is a virtue" -- is that the right phrase?!?) and explain the reasoning behind something, he responds much better. The "old school" thought is not to explain, just to take action when saying No. In some cases, of course, this works best with Adam. However, he usually responds better when he knows the *reason* behind something. Then he can make sense of it.

Most days with Little Love are 80% wonderful and 20% a little, well, exhausting (like when he refuses to hold my hand in the street and plants his bottom down in the parking lot instead). However, the last few days have been 98% BLISSFUL with Little Love. Every time he sees me, he'll run over and hug me for a few minutes (after he tells or shows me something first, of course) joyfully squealing "MeeMee... Mama's home... MeeMee"! It's so sweet that sometimes I get goosebumps! :) Seeing the love & joy on his face as he comes running towards me is mind-blowing at times.

The fact that this gorgeous, smart, happy little guy is "mine" never ceases to amaze me. I think of a song from one of my favorite movies, The Sou.nd of Mu.sic. There is a song called something like "I must have done something good"(?) and one of the lines that Julie Andrews (love her!) sings is "...somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good"... because how else could she be so blessed?!? That's *exactly* how I feel everytime I look at my Little Love. xoxo

Adam has ALWAYS been Mama's Love!


Amanda said...

Awwww, what a sweet post!!! Hugs to you and Adam. :)

E, SS and the Little Man said...

I agree. That is very sweet. I like that you associate that song with making your little blessing. :)

namaste said...

So sweet. I have a similar pic of Danny when he's little and first learned how to smile. I think my heart grew on the first day that he smiled at me. :)

I also love the sleep pics. I'm always finding Danny in weird positions and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to take pics. Last week he fell asleep with his hands under his head, legs crossed, looking like all he needed was a hammock or a cigar. ;)

I'm sure you have, but have you read the Love & Logic series? Just a thought as you mention the control issues. It's got to be hard to be a little person - being told what to do all day long by the big people. Would make me frustrated and tantrum-y as well.

Glad to hear that things are going well with the transition and in general.