Monday, March 19, 2012
Memories Captured - Waylon
Let's be honest... this kid? He can drive me to insanity faster than anything. He's stubborn. He talks back. Hits. Pushes. Bites. Kicks. Screams like a girl. And cries about everything. He frustrates me. He will argue until you threaten physical harm. HE.DOES.NOT.LISTEN!
But, I can't help but melt when I look at him. Those huge eyes outlined with those beautifully long eyelashes. Those toddler arms melting away too quickly into big boy muscles. That tiny neck getting longer and longer as the days go by. And that hair, oh his poor hair. I love this little dude more than I even have the words to express.
Even though it is cliche, he is too smart for his own good. I was in awe last night over some logic he put together. I can't even remember what it was, but he blew me away. He is sneaky and always watching, carefully planning out his next move. His poor brothers. I love the way he always ends up by my side in the middle of the night. His head touching mine.
The way he looks when he is being "big". How he sucks in his lips, bats those eyelashes, and raises his chin. It's all too much to take sometimes.
He's defining who he is and I'm trying to keep my patience as we go. I want nothing more than for him to be strong in what he believes and push for the goals in his life. I just pray that those goals and beliefs are all pointed in the right direction.
So I'm going to embrace it and turn his behavior to the right direction when I can. Because if I could, I would choose to keep him forever just like he is. The same movie watching, fruit, veggie, and sweets eating, brother loving and hating, mommy needing, and daddy adoring little boy for the rest of my life.