Sunday, December 30, 2012

Nathan Update


This kid knows how important it is to take care of his mama these days. Never know when falls may lead to fires.

The above drawing was posted on my dresser as I lay in bed on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Shortly before I was issued this warning, Nathan and I were deep into a discussion on human reproduction. He asked. I answered.

(Don't worry, it wasn't exactly the birds and the bees. He's more concerned with what the baby's doing, not necessarily how it got there. Not yet.)

During this discussion, Nathan asked why a baby can breathe in water but he can't, what exactly the baby can see once he can open his eyes, and how he can talk through my skin. He wants to know what his little baby eats, what he plays with, and why it takes him so long to grow.

He even explained how his youngest sibling has fashioned a tennis ball out of my body parts and was enjoying a rousing game this afternoon. I can't feel it yet because he's so tiny. Kind of gross, but very creative.

I can already tell Nathan's fascination with this pregnancy is going to be a wee bit different than last time. (read: awesome)

One of my favorite things about five-year-old Nathan is his constant fascination with the world around him. During Christmas break he made sure to tell his Aunt B that his favorite books are non-fiction. He soaks up as much information as his growing brain can hold. He listens, he pays attention, he asks questions, and he learns.

This seems like a common and simple process. Kindergarten kids do it every day, but to see my own flesh and blood take it in with such vigor and thirst, it blows me away. I've said it before and I'll bet you $100 you will hear it again, he's a smart kid.

And it is going to take him places.

However, I still don't think he is quite up to hearing the aforementioned baby-making details. :)

Happy Sunday, y'all!

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