Friday, April 8, 2011

sweet little man

Kaden is the sweetest little thing on earth. When he isn't busy bulldozing and crashing through his own little world, he is so caring and concerned for other people. In the last few months we've had a few really big car expenses. Today when I was picking the boys up, I was telling my mom about the crazy bill I had to pay and out of nowhere got a little teary. I hurried into my car so my mom didn't have to see me have a meltdown or something. Kaden was happily sitting in his car seat and got a really cute concerned look on his face. He said, "Mama, why are you crying and so sad?" I told him that our car had to get fixed and it cost a lot of money and that makes Mommy sad. I told him that Mom and Dad have to work really hard for money. He got a big grin on his face and said excitedly, "Hey Mommy! I have some money in my pocket!" He reached his little hand into his pocket and pulled out a penny. He put it in my hand and I nearly lost it. His happy smiling face; he was beaming. His innocence and sweetness. Then, he says, "Hey Mama, if you need more I have lots of money in my piggy bank. Sharing my money makes me so happy and I want you to be a happy mommy! I never want you to be sad or have tears." I could have died. I was already feeling weepy and then he goes and does something so cute and sweet and I just felt so happy inside. I love my tender-hearted little man and he has made me happy and cheered me up more times that I can count.

I love these pictures. I love having boys. This little guy is everything I love about boys. He is so funny, too. He has an obsession with "rolly-pollies". He somehow manages to find them everywhere. He is always bringing them to me to show them off. He asked me today where the rolly-pollies eyes are. Then he asked why the ones he catches are always sleeping. When I am not paying attention he stashes them in his pockets and other vicarious places. As he was getting out of the car today he said very matter-of-factly, "Mom, I told my little rolly-polly, 'Someday, I see you in Heaven!'"

This kid lights up my life. No matter how stressful things can get, his bright smile and twinkly eyes always bring me back to what's important and what makes me happy. His hilarious questions and statements and tender gestures brighten any mood and make me the happiest mom in the world.


Kara said...

What a sweet and thoughtful little guy! You have taught him well! Nathan is obsessed with rollie pollies too! He's always digging for them and saving them and talking about them. You're right, boys are so much fun!

Robin Randolph said...

Wow, I love this little guy. He is so loving and kind and his heart is so gentle, even when his body is not! :)