Friday, March 23, 2007

I Could Get Used to This

I've written before about Joshua's precious way of saying good-bye in the morning before he goes to school. I've shared how it warms my heart and makes me wonder how I could ever get angry with such a loving child. Well, he has stepped it up a bit.
Over the past few weeks Joshua has added, "You rock!" to his farewell greeting. Hugs and kisses have begun to accompany his words as well. All very sweet.

This morning we gathered as a family to pray, and then the kids went out on the porch to play (quietly, of course!) until the carpool arrived. Figuring all of our good-byes were complete, I went upstairs to put laundry away. Then, as I heard the call that the carpool had arrived, I heard the front door open and the sound of footsteps running up the stairs.
Joshua had come to find me before he went to school. He hugged me and kissed me and said, "Love you! You Rock!" I told him I love him, too. Then I said, "You rock, too." As he ran downstairs and out the door we called back and forth to each other, "You rock more!"
Ahhh, yes. I think I could get used to this!


Elizabeth said...

No, YOU rock!! Ha! That is so cute. It was SO great to meet you! I hope we can get together again soon.

Irritable Mother said...

I would like that very much, Elizabeth!

Ann Kroeker said...

Love that story! If he realizes the power of that kind of special attention, he's going to go far in life!

Irritable Mother said...

Yes, Ann, that special attention will get him far.
It's easier for me to think of how that trait will be good for him than the times I try to tell myself, "Someday this stubbornness of his will benefit him!"