My boy is growing (and, truth be told, I hate it). He is getting so big and now that he's 7 (yes! 7!), I'm glad that, despite all the sacrifices that are being made, I'm staying home with him to teach and be with him. This past birthday we went a little crazy trying to make it special for him (I mean, you only turn 7 once), so I made sure that there were surprises all around. It was cool too b/c he was really patient with waiting to open some of his bigger presents throughout the day until we had our family dinner. This year's theme was Star Wars Lego (no surprise, I know) and he had been bothering us for the General Grievous Lego Bike since February. He kept asking me if we got it for him, and I told him that I couldn't remember and that I had already gotten his presents a long time ago and that he was just going to have to wait (I know...so mean). But, wait he did and when he did get the bike that he so longed for, this was the reaction we got:
It was an epic reaction and I was glad that we made him wait, just so that we could have that look on his face. As usual, he made out like a bandit on the Star Wars Legos and we had a great time afterwards just hanging out and putting all the pieces together. It was also a lot of fun since our scout elf came to make a surprise visit as well! I love our boy and am so grateful that I get to create these special memories with him each and every day, birthday or not.
So, since we have been converting the playroom in a classroom, the Monk's Legos had to be moved into his bedroom (I know, probably not one of the greatest ideas seeing that he seems to get distracted by them every time he's in there, especially when he's supposed to be getting ready for bath), and it seems that he just can't help himself to come up with new and interesting ways of designing machines. Here is his latest machine designed to ride across the terrain of intergalactic worlds. He makes me smile. :)
I know parents love to brag about their kids. Of course they do. Especially when they feel as though their child is talented, gifted, and spectacular. And, of course, their child is the ONLY child who is the most spectacular, talented, and gifted. And for them, they are probably right. Just as, for me, I am right in thinking that my son is the most wonderful and smartest 6 year old ever. Because he's mine and I say so. And, to further prove my point, I have evidence. Like the imagination that he has when he really gets motivated about a project with his Legos. And, boy, does he love Legos (especially Star Wars, but his obsession with Star Wars is another post). He loves to create his own machines and gizmos to help him tell the various stories that he loves to tell. As Spring is approaching, he wanted to create something that showed his eagerness to get outside (like the lawnmower in the picture). I love watching his imagination and hearing what story he has created to go with it.
Just a mom
I want to make sure that I am documenting as much as I can because I know that the years are going to fly by and my little boy will be a man. I want to remember it all.