Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What I love about my boys growing up

There are many things about this stage of motherhood that are easier. Not that it is easy, don't misquote me, just easier.

Jack is nine and Kamden is six. They both have little trouble communicating like regular boys, you know, boys who are like their dad, a man of few words. But their communication skills are sufficient to express their needs, wants and fantasy desires (some of those are, you can't have yet another Bakugan toy just because you had to come with me to the store but nice try).

They play for hours together, using their imaginations. Sometimes I get bored because they so don't need my constant attention anymore. That lasts about ten seconds before I find something to occupy me....laundry, internet, cooking, cleaning. Right, who are we kidding, it's not usually cleaning.

All of this is fantastic and makes those years where it was the opposite of this but a distant good memory. I still remember how hard it was at times but with fondness because we are through the other side.

And because daily, I get about 25 of these

Waist hug!

And these

Waist hug!

And there really isn't anything better than having those arms wrap around my waist.

Goofy #1 and Goofy #2

These are my boys and I love them more than words can say.


Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

it's great seeing your boys hanging out and playing together... and nothing is better than the big squeeze of a son (ok I maybe bias since I too have 2 sons)

Jen Wilson said...

Aw!!! They're pretty handsome boys at that!!

I'd pay for my kids to play NICELY TOGETHER for extended periods of time. Lately, it's exactly the opposite. Lots of screaming.

You've definitely been blessed with some amazing kids!

Elaine A. said...

Look at that hot Mama they are huggin'! :)

I'm loving this post...

Angella said...

I totally hear you on this one. YAY FOR BOYS!!

Anonymous said...

I can totally relate, Kami! My boys are about the same age as your (8 and almost 6) and now they play together SO well! And I agree wholeheartedly that things are a lot easier now they are older.

LOVE the photos ... and you are looking sooooo fit, girl!!

Cheryl said...

your boys are such great can tell they adore eachother....I give kudos to you for parenting them to love and respect eachother!!!
Love the hugs...we will never tire of those!!!

Stacie's Madness said...

this is awesome!

R Royal Family said...

Glad they are giving you a bit of a break. We work hard for those days when they are young :-)

Midwest Mommy said...

It does start getting easier need wise but I agree it is definitely not easy.

Kristin said...

Great post. Sometimes I'm so torn about them growing up, but there is so much to enjoy, good reminder. Oh and hugs are the best!