Monday, June 14, 2010

Boy eloquence

Today Reed was bored, and eventually dejected, when our day was yielding nothing exciting. (What can I say? Jaxon and I had the stomach flu yesterday; today was a day of purposeful laziness.)

Finally he was literally bored to tears, though we had offered numerous options for entertainment, so I cuddled him on the couch and read to him for a little bit. After a while, he was peaceful and happy, and I said,

"See? Even though we don't have something exciting planned for every day, I'm here, and I'll always cuddle you or maybe even read to you."

He said, "Yeah. Except when you die."

Me: "Well, but I'm alive and will be for a long, long time..."

Reed: "Maybe I would jump in your grave."

Then he hugged me ferociously, a giant smile on his face, his eyes screwed shut.

Though this may sound morbid to the everyday observer, in Boy Language, this is a proclamation of love, plain and straightforward. More eloquently put, he might have said, "I can't imagine life without you."

Plain and straightforward, I can't imagine my life without him, either.


Christine said...

Love this, love love love it. :)

Marie Photographie said...

Simply adorable! Little boys are the best. Especially little boys named Reed. :)

Abby said...

Purposeful laziness my FOOT. How many loads of laundry did you do? I'm sorry, what was that? Did you say, FOURTEEN? Only you Rae, would understate yourself so drastically. :) Now ask me how many loads of laundry I did...yeah...ONE. You win.

I can see this story playing out in my mind. Oh Reed. My wonderful, sweet, nephew. I love this. And I love how you wrote it! And I can't wait to see you!! EEK!

Kelly said...

It is so true! This story just makes me love my own little boy even more. They DO have a different way of communicating...which is fun. :)

Lara said...

While I don't have boys, I do have lots of brothers, and I got it.

So heart melting!

The Leishman's said...

Omigosh!!! So precious! I love this post! Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it..

Qait said...

Gosh, Rae, that made me CRY!

Yep. That's all.