Thursday, August 16, 2012

When Toddler Become Boys

Last week AP wrote about her own Mama's Boys, and I had to agree that I've got one of those sweeties here as well. No one does things like Momma. Even on Momma's longest day when it's known that there will be no shenanigans or fun for that matter in the tub, the request for Momma to do bath and bed  calls strongly. Daddy's making grounds though, so I need to hold these days with two clenched fists.

The Sheriff might be a momma's boy, but he's got complete adoration for his Daddy and wants to do anything Daddy does. I do, in fact, use this little nugget to my advantage often.

Every now and then I get glimpses of the father/son bond that somehow naturally exists no matter who or what might try to interfere, and it's beautiful. And these glimpses are little sneak peaks into his boyhood.

This past weekend I braved the heat (ok, it was early Saturday morning and not too hot yet) to supervise outside while one little toddler followed in Daddy's footsteps.







He had the perfect morning; the grin on his face was priceless.

It broke my heart when he stepped in ants and didn't fuss or holler, but simply stopped what he was doing to try to brush them off. I of course ran over to fully dust his shoes off and quickly apply After Bite to make sure they didn't start itching.  His body language urged, "Mom, hurry up! There's grass to cut!"
These bites added themselves to his little legs which are now boy legs with their scrapes and bites and scratches. He doesn't seem to mind one bit.

I'm not wiping my eyes just yet. He's still my little toddler, and I'm more so excited to see who this little boy becomes.

9 comments:

the workaholic momma said...

aaawww....SO precious!!!! I love this story and the pictures are perfect:)

Jacob said...

This was one of my favorite moments of fatherhood thus far, especially considering the timing. Nothing like a kid to lift your spirits. Any time you wonder why you blog just picture me looking at this post 20 years from now.

Faith said...

awww how seriously so sweet and adorable is that!!!!!

Happiness Is... said...

So so sweet.

Happiness Is... said...

So so sweet.

Am I Really Grown Up? said...

It goes so fast! Hold on to him tight and tell him to slow down. It doesn't work, I'm trying and trying to convince Annabelle that 6 is old enough but she's not listening.

Grace said...

aww! I have the same picture of my daughter and husband haha. Just started following your blog!

Sara said...

Oh, bestill my heart. So stinking cute! I feel the same way about my little boy. He still belongs to me right now (which is awesome), but I can't wait until he discovers how cool his daddy is. It's going to be so amazing watching them together. The photos are fabulous!

howcharmingzeeuh said...

That is too precious!!