Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sweet Things

I usually don't post more than once a week, but I couldn't resist sharing a couple of sweet things that happened this past weekend.

First off, every morning I ask Daniel if he had good dreams the night before. He always answers with a resounding "Yes!", but never elaborates. I didn't expect him too, so imagine my surprise Sunday morning when I asked him the normal "did you have good dreams" question and he answered with a thoughtful "Yes!" and then continued on his own with "they put Clifford on the trailer."

It took me a second before I realized three things. One, he was remembering a dream. Two, he LOVES trailers that hook onto trucks so it makes sense that a trailer would be front and center in his dream. Three, Clifford is the big red dog! We don't watch much TV in our house and he's only seen a Clifford cartoon maybe 3 times total, but he sure enough dreamed about him being put on a trailer. We talked for a few minutes about how Clifford is so big that he has to go on a trailer since he can't fit into the truck and Daniel was just as fascinated with his own dream as I was.

Then yesterday I was out tying up tomato plants with Daniel's "help" when all the sudden he put one arm around my neck, kissed the top of my head and said "You're my baby." Awwwwwww!! I loved it! I stopped what I was doing and hugged him back and told him that I was happy to be his baby if he was mine forever too. Then the moment was over and he "attacked" me with the sprinkler!!

Sweet moments like those really make parenting worthwhile and it makes all the hard days disappear. It's funny how looking back over this past 15 months, that I can't remember any really bad days, but boy I sure can remember the good!!

15 comments:

Becky and Keith said...

LOVE THIS! You're right... it is the sweet things like this that are just awesome. I remember when Andrew first called me "his girl" - it melted my heart. Little boys LOVE their mommies!

Gloria said...

That is one of the sweestest thing I have ever read! Thanks for posting twice this week! That was adorable. I love when they start remembering thier dreams and tell you about them.

Jenny and Randy said...

Love these stories -- so precious! And they really do make all the more challenging moments so worth it.

And how cool that you found those salt and pepper shakers?! $1 is so much less than you would ever pay for them on Arabat!

Joy said...

He is so sweet!
Joy

Kristine said...

Just makes a Momma's heart melt...

Chris said...

Isn't amazing to watch the cognitive development and all the changes? I'll bet you were smiling ear to ear!

Christine and Stephen said...

Love this post ... so sweet and I'm glad little boys love their Mamas!!!

Kim said...

:-) What great stories. What a sweetheart. Makes being a mom all worthwhile.

Amy said...

Love these days and your stories. It's amazing how much these kids remember. Cherish every moment with him.

Amy said...

Awww that is a bunch of really SWEET THINGS. Its so awesome to watch little Mr D blossom. What a great boy he is!!

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

Rachel you are a sweetie heart mama. I'm so glad that Daniel has you to guide him into manhood. He will be an even more special individual for having had your influence!

Kami said...

He is so funny! I love the dream about having to put Clifford on a trailer!! And him calling you his baby was a sweet as can be!! He sure loves his mommy! :)

Carolynn and Steve said...

Oh, sweetie,

Thank you SO much for sharing this...in the midst of all the craziness, it is good to hear that love and sweetness do win over all the other "stuff"--
Such a great memory--and what a sweetie you have!

Hugs,
C

Clarese said...

How sweet is that? My brother used to tell my mom that he would "take care of her," and that she was his "little mommy."

Vicki said...

Awwwwww, so SWEET! You must never forget that!