Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday


This weekend, it's Cal's turn to go to Camp Coleman with Alexi; they left right after school. Abbott and I took a long-promised trip the Lego store, then went out to dinner. He's having a hard time with something, and as I reassured him that this difficulty will not last forever, it occurred to me that this is the first of many such conversations we'll have over the course of his life. Now he's asleep in my bed, just as Cal slept with me last weekend when Alexi and Abbott were away. Both gravitated to my side of the bed, Cal last weekend, Abbott now, leaving Alexi's side for me. Just where I want to be when he's away.

Happy Friday to you.

7 comments:

Janae said...

I found this post so sweet, and I love how I see my own life sometimes when reading about yours. When my husband is away my girl is always next to me in bed, too :) Have a great weekend!

Karinvd said...

I think it's so lovely that they feel they can turn to you to talk about their difficulties. I hope my little ones will feel the same when they are a little older. (They do now, but kissing a hurt toe just feels a little different than a real conversation about something they worry about :-))

I wish you a good weekend.

Cathy said...

I loved the stage of momhood where your child confides in you as a mom AND a confidant--and they are not the same. IMO, these moments mark the beginning of a friendship with your child that you'll cherish as much as being a mom.

jenna@sweetfineday said...

this is lovely, Lecia.

KPiep said...

I love that my kids are now old enough that we can truly talk about hurts and upsets. In many ways it makes life easier and also deepens the relationship.

Nicola said...

Sweet about the bed. And how is it they get big enough so quickly to struggle with things they don't just blurt out to us. Such a tug to hold them close and let them loose at the same time.

Francesca said...

oh, how sweet!