I want to be in all senses of the words, All. Things. Mama.
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to be a mom, not just any mom, but the mom that stays home with her kids full time. The mom who loves even when she is not loved back, who can't breathe without thinking of her kids first. The mom who loves teaching, playing, cooking, baking, laughing, and kissing owies. The mom who is ALL THINGS MAMA. My husband and I scrimp so that dream can be fulfilled. Being a mom is not part time for me. It is something that has captured my heart. All of the going ons of my life start with thoughts of my kids. My kids consume my love and my life and I allow it because, with God's help they are the essence of what makes me a mother. This is me...

kids: the reason for moms

kids: the reason for moms

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The art of imitation...

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" -Charles Caleb Colton

If the above is true, Melanie must feel flattered ALL the time.

He wants to be just like her, he wants to make her laugh, he wants her to think he's great! Little brother loves big sister, copies so many of things she does and says...he really has perfected the art of imitation.

If Melanie asks for a pickle, Easton yells "ya pickles!!!" as loud as he can with a huge smile on his face.  If Melanie wants to watch Dora, he does too, and will let us know by yelling "Dora!" as loud as he can.  Everything Mel does or wants to do is the most exciting and fun thing he has ever heard of...he is the ultimate admirer of his big sister.

One day they had this inside joke together.  They would look at each other and say "PU!" really loud and laugh as hard as they could.  The next morning, during breakfast Easton looked and Melanie, and hoping to get a big laugh yelled "PU!" to which Melanie replied, "that's not funny."  Poor guy, just trying to impress big sis!

Everyday is a new day to try and impress her by imitating her every move.  I've tried to document it through pictures, but justice is not done. Check out what I did catch.

Daddy is another person in this house who should be feeling pretty good about himself, because, he gets flattered all the time also.

I'm sure this phase of imitating the people he loves will not last forever. Soon he will be coming home with some things he's learned from his friends at school that I will not like at all.  So, I am enjoying the good stage of imitation right now. The stage of where big sis and daddy are the coolest people alive. The good stuff in life.
P.S. I can't wait to see what little Skyelynn brings to the table by way of imitation after she gets here! She'll have more siblings to impress. :)