Tuesday, July 8, 2008

He teaches me much, this BOY


It is lovely to hear about your children from other people. One of my friends, who lives on our street, was delivering bags of fruit from her trees with her little girl. As they approached our house, they saw BOY zipping around the big tree in our front yard. He paused mid-stride to ask what they were doing.


BOY: What's that?


FRIEND: Here are some apricots for you.


BOY: Brilliant, guys! Just brilliant! And he continued on his merry way, bag in hand, straight to me in the kitchen.



I adore that little boy. Today he got his stitches out. He was quite nervous, of course, but sat still on my lap as the pediatrician slowly and patiently cut the little strings and gently pulled them out. We then celebrated by getting chocolate donuts and little capsules that expand into sponge sea creatures. He teaches me much, this BOY. Most especially the ability to move on when it is time to let go...and that tomorrow always holds something special. Water play!

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17 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Brilliant! Just brilliant!

Kalynne Pudner said...

HEY!!! Jenn stole my comment! Well, fine, let's see if I can make some karma out of that. I'm giving you the award she gave me...does that work? (It's over at my place.)

Jennifer H said...

That greedy Jenn. Stole it from me, too!

That's a great story. Glad his stitches are out and he can go at full Boy speed again.

Professor J said...

I think I love that Boy, too.

Denise said...

awwww, if we could all be like little children. What a wonderful world it would be!

Jen said...

Wouldn't it be great if adults could express the same enthusiasm that children do? If when you did something for an adult they exclaimed "Brilliant! Just brilliant"? I'm thinking I would want to do a lot more for people if I got that kind of response.

Glad the stitches removal went well!

Kalynne Pudner said...

No, no, YOU wench! Tequila, as at a certain birthday party in mid-April. Not Whiskey, as in mixed with lime sparkling water later that same month.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I told you they love those sponge capsules!

Janet said...

Yeah! Stitches out! And Apricots! AND WATER! Wait, we have water. It's falling from the sky, but let's not quibble. I also have morning glories.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

How BBC of him! And fresh apricots are dee lish! I love me some boy.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

Brilliant! What a brilliant word for him to choose.

The New Mom on the Blog said...

Did he cry when the stitches are out? You truly have got a brave boy, a very special child...indeed..

Suzanne said...

what a clever BOY you've got there....wonder where he gets those clever genes????? (YOU!)

Tootsie Farklepants said...

Yes, but did he say it with a British accent? That boy is a riot!

Madge said...

hug him tight tight tight

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Awwwwww.....that's all I can say!

Limbic Resonance said...

I'm going to start using that in everyday conversation "Brilliant!"

I'll let you know how it goes!

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