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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Loving My Son

That best academy, a mother's knee.

James Russell Lowell

Nathan has been hitting these crazy milestones lately. Now, I know every parent thinks their kid is the cutest, smartest, most amazing, etc... I do understand this. I think my kid is cute, but I've seen some cuter. I know my son is smart, but I don't believe he's going to be at Harvard at age 12. (In fact, the only way he's going to Harvard EVER is a full-ride scholarship.) And well, he is amazing. He's the most amazing child in my life, and I don't have to qualify that.

Back to the story. He's been parroting different phrases for a while now and he works hard to correctly pronounce the words. The letter L is still a stretch, but other words are quickly being accomplished. The most important thing he's been saying? "I love you, mama." It sounds more like "I ov you, mama" - no L.

Today, while watching Special Agent Oso, Nathan climbed up on the couch behind me, hugged me around my neck, and said "I ov you, mama" without prompting. My heart exploded. It was messy, but so fabulous.


Anonymous said...

Ah I remember the first time my mackerdoodle gave me a spontaneous "wuv oo" so beautiful. (and we watch OSO too. But it's losing popularity with the mackerdoodle in favor of the Imagination Movers.)

AJU5's Mom said...

Ahh... I can't wait until AJU5 starts saying things like that. But, I do love her snuggle requests these days. I will take those for now...

Shannon said...

Awww, that is the best Valentine's Day present ever!!! By the way, Nathan is one of the cutest and smartest kids I have ever laid eyes on!!! I'm talking top of the list (excluding my boys, of course)! lol!!!