Monday, November 19, 2012

Dear Jack

Dear Jack,

Tonight I put your brother to bed first so I could spend some one on one time with you.

I let you stay up a bit longer than normal so I could give you a bath.

We played with your small batman & joker while you splashed around in the tub.

Afterwards I lathered you in lavender baby oil and lotion since it's becoming winter and you're starting to get dry skin.  You insisted that you needed oil under your armpits. ha!  I refused to do it but you stole some and did it anyways.

And when I got your new toothpaste out you actually hugged me and told me I was the best Mom for getting you new toothpaste.

I read you a book called, "How to Catch a Star" and "Killer Whales."  Afterwards you asked for a story so I gave you the short version of "Free Willy."

You were really curious about the truck that hauled Willy to the ocean.  You said you wanted a "dump truck" like that so you could help animals too.  It was so sweet... it made me laugh and smile.

We said prayers together, snuggled and then kissed goodnight.

You're asleep down the hall right now... I'd like nothing more than to go cuddle with you, my sweet boy... but I know you need your rest, and Jude will more than likely be waking up this evening and he'll need me.

Don't grow up too fast, okay?  Today I looked at you and reminded myself that next year you'll start preschool, and you won't be home with me everyday.  I reminded myself to make this year count... that's a hard pill to swallow.

Love you Sweetheart,


  1. The love you share with your sons is incredible and so admirable. Xoxox


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