Friday, April 28, 2017

Because of Owen


One of the best parts of my day is seeing Owen's hand shoot up when he spots my car after school.

He scrambles in and proceeds to spin wild recess tales and recite the sentences he wrote in his journal. Lately I have been sharing the vast pool of knowledge provided by my kids, and today I'm wrapping it up with my middle child. {Nora's is here and Nathan's is here.} In the six years I've known him, I've heard "he's all boy" more than a few times. I don't like this stereotype given to boys who may be more rambunctious than others, because Owen is more complex than that.

Sure, he likes to roughhouse and play sports, but he's also one of the most compassionate people I know. He worries about others and he wakes up every day determined to do the right thing {even if it means not playing near the rocks on the playground}. He is a good kid and a good person and he has brought a wealth of new information into my life. Read on to see a few of things I know from this sandy-haired wild thing.

Because of Owen, I know...
  • That Daddy's superior at snuggling, but nothing beats my fluffy robe.
  • That you simply cannot ignore a girl who's talking to you, even if it means clipping down.
  • That peanut allergies are real.
  • The exact level of disturbance it takes to make Nora crack.
  • That it's possible to make noise every second of every day.
  • The importance of blankies.
  • That you should do things that scare you {even if it means speaking in the kindergarten program}.
  • That practice makes perfect and helps five-year-olds ride on two wheels.
  • The correct form of every exercise taught in PE class.
  • The precise noise zombies make.
  • That extra-small baseball pants rank high on my cutest-things-I've-ever seen scale.
  • That it's possible to admire and model after your big brother, then immediately tattle on him.
  • That it's possible to be your little sister's best friend and worst enemy on the same day.
  • The lifespan of the knees on a pair of Children's Place jeans.
  • The lifespan of a new pair of tennis shoes.
  • The lifespan of a gallon of chocolate milk in my home.
  • That the #1 vacation hot spot is Punta Cana {thanks Skylander Family}.
  • That there's not enough time during the offering to explain transubstantiation. Every. Single. Sunday.
  • That someone can exhaust me and melt my heart into goo in the span of three seconds.

Happy Friday, friends! Have a good weekend, because come Monday...
{insert Justin Timberlake meme here}

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1 comment:

Katharine Trauger said...

What I think...I think I'll come over here and read this a lot, when I need a darling boy fix. Thanks for sharing your little man with the world. You. Are. Blessed. <3