It’s no secret that I think my kids are pretty great. I’m one of those moms that feels like I have the best luck to have gotten to raise these two amazing guys who are constantly impressing me with their kindness, bravery, resilience, brilliance, love and good humor. I love them a tremendous amount, and they’ve been showing me just how fantastic they are lately, in a whole bunch of small moments.
I love watching my kids be great brothers to each other. I am constantly amazed by the depth of caring and understanding they show. I love the way Liam drops whatever he’s doing (often literally) when B comes home after school, how they support each other when facing challenges, how proud they are for the other’s accomplishments, the way they share and look out for each other (most of the time), and just how sweet, loving and considerate they are. The other day, when B was at school, Liam asked me, “Where’s my best friend, Benjamin?” and this morning, when B went to use the bathroom before Liam was awake, he came back out to ask me, “Will Liam sleep through the flushing?” (Seriously, they’re just the best.)
And I think they’re just the coolest people. I love watching them experience the world. I love seeing them try new things, face challenges, throw themselves into an activity with wild enthusiasm. They’re at really amazing ages — B is just starting to be able to read and spell, Liam is learning to count, B is coming out of a timid and cautious phase into a bold and confident one, Liam is suddenly fascinated by the things he sees . . . everywhere — we’ve spent much time lately following ants, staring at spiders, finding the blue taxi and trying to figure out where the bubbles go when they float up out of our terrace. B, recently, will just make his mind up to do something he’s never done before and suddenly, like within a day, he’ll be able to do it. He told me and my mom on Skype today, “Yeah, that’s challenging, but that’s ok. I can do challenging things.”
What great kids I have! They are just cool, awesome guys. I just feel like the luckiest mommy ever to have them in my life.