October 30, 2011

Sunshine Sunday - my Rex

See this little guy?  He seems little and innocent, but don't be fooled.  He's growing up fast.  Sometimes too fast.  Sometimes not fast enough.  He's calling me on my bluffs.  He's learning to work the system.  He's learning to push his mom to the limit.  I'm not sure when it all happened.  

I made him promise to stop growing a couple of years ago.  That didn't work.  I'll probably blink and he'll be heading off to college as I sob uncontrollably.  But for now he's mine and he's teaching me a lot.  



Unfortunately, sometimes I'm a slow learner.  There are somethings he can school me on.

He knows more random facts about superheroes than I do.


He knows that sometimes playing "go fish" is more important than blogging.


He knows that riding a bike is freeing and that fresh air is a need.


He knows that he is strong and capable of anything.


So thank you Rex.  Sometimes you make mommy laugh.  Sometimes you make mommy scream.  But you are making mommy into the person she needs to be.  Your snuggles, your tantrums, your questions, your giggles, your ideas, and your tears are all stretching my heart in ways I never knew it could be stretched.  And while I have so much more to learn, you love me fearlessly through it all.

Today I'm especially thankful for my Rex.

18 comments:

EverErin said...

I heart this post. You have the right attitude. Your boys are blessed to have a mother like you!

Hyla said...

This is an awesome post, just re-read this when you are getting close to that breaking point!

Kelley said...

wonderful. I feel the same way a lot with my boys. Happy loving on them!

Chels said...

Cute, Cheri!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

This is just too precious. I love it all. Love all the pictures and your sweet words.

Bless by Tone said...

love the way you wrote this - and how true!!!

Jody said...

So cute and so true, our kids change us for the better.

Jennifer said...

Love, Love, Love this post!!

- jen
walls.jennifer1 at gmail (d0t) com

becky said...

This is so similar to what my post today is about ... reinventingtheordinary.com I apologize for the shameless plug, but you are living what I have to remember in pictures. I had to post pix of my kids from Halloweens past as I remember all the excitement they had getting ready for the big day. I miss those days when they were little... enjoy every second! If you get a second ...stop by.

Leesha said...

That last photo is killer! He has the look perfected...

Raspberry Creek Fabrics said...

Cheri,
Thanks for sharing this! I really needed to hear that other Mommas feel the same as I. I've had a rather trying day with my 4 1/2 year old...thanks for reminder that he makes me laugh and cry but both help me grow.

Lindsay Haynie said...

Thanks for this. I've been especially frustrated with my 2 1/2 year old son lately. He used to be so sweet, then he became 2 1/2. This helped me to put things into perspective. Pretty soon he'll be growing up, going on a mission, going to college, and I'm going to be so depressed! You helped me to realize how much he is helping me to grow through all the crazy things he does, and all the great things.

Mary said...

Loved your post!

Taylor Swim said...

So sweet. He will love this post in years to come.

Siobhan said...

When I tell the boys I love them and hear one of them say, "Even when your angry" and it's a statement not a question. He knows I love him regardless of our ups and downs and I'm grateful for that.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

tearin up! and that pic of him in this year's costume is going to give you guys some great laughs when he is in his teens, kinda reminds me of Queen, singing YMCA, lol

The Miller Five said...

Awww. This post touches my heart. Our little ones can teach us so much. We are lucky to be their mommas. :)

Tiffany said...

Sweet sweet sweet.

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