Thursday, March 12, 2009


"...Mom? I just wanted to come in here
and have a snuggle with you."

Kortland says as he walks into my bedroom and plops down on the edge of my bed. A big smile spreads across my lips as I promptly fold up my laptop and set it on the nightstand.
Kortland leans over and begins to pull off his shoes before continuing (in the little, chatty, mildly high-pitched/know-it-all voice that I love so much)...
"I was just sitting in the office playing Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts, when the thought came to me that you probably wanted a snuggle, so I just turned my game off and came right in here to give ya one."
(And yes, that is verbatim. My child is a darling, darling genius...didn't you know?)
So, he climbs up onto the bed and under the covers.
"Mom, I sure love you."
(I smile again. Even bigger this time.)
"I love you too, bud. You're the best boy in the whole world, and I still can't believe that I'm the lucky girl who gets to be your mom."
Kortland smiles and sighs again.
Then he shares his own personal theory about reincarnation with me. (again, not kidding.)
"Mom, We are going to all be babies again."
"Why is that?"
"Because when we die, we'll just come back as babies, then we'll grow up and then die again and then we'll come back as babies AGAIN!"
Where does he get this stuff? ...and yes, we had a talk, a cool one that he really liked. One where he decided he would create a world where there are people, and monsters, and giants (nice ones, that do nice things for him and tip toe around so they don't crush his beautiful world or any of the nice people in it.)
As we talk together, I just can't get over the way that the sunlight pouring through my bedroom window is gleaming from his enormous, clear. blue. eyes. and (blessedly) my camera just happens to be within reach. It's sitting right there on my nightstand. I don't know when I used it last or how it ended up right there right then, but it was a gift. I slyly flip it on and snap a pic. (He hates it when I do that.) To my surprise, he is feeling silly, and then, so am I.
And then this happened:

and it was great.
All in all, it was a fairly. lovely. thursday. if I do say so myself...


Mandy said...

How wonderful!
Don't you love how sometimes they know JUST what we need?

Heather said...

That's so sweet! What posers! He definitely didn't mind the camera today!

Becca said...

I LOVE the impromptu photo shoot. I wish I could have had the exact same day. He's definitely a keeper.

Becca said...

Just to clarify...I'm not the hubby is! I went to see...budding friendship still intact. Whew...that was a close one.

I triend to pull out an old journal, but it's burried in a deep dark corner of my sleeping son's room. His name was Tyrell. I think his brother's name was Dallin. And I think that his family had a cattle ranch...but it's been a long time.

I also "dated" and I use that word loosley (just like my lips did) Mike Guymon.

Barbaloot said...

That is SO awesome! Love that you captured it, love that you appreciated it, and I, for one, cannot wait for tip toeing dinosaurs.

Janyece said...

You are such an awesome mom and what a great little boy you have! I have to tell you I feel pretty blessed to count you as a friend and I'm grateful you shared that sweet, sacred experience with us. What a wonderful moment!

Mrs. Cheeseball said...

That is so hilarious. Especially since the last time you wrote about him telling you he wanted to snuggle--he didn't want the camera in his face!

Natasha Ireland said...

He's Charming, thoughtful, beautiful and sooo creative. Love him.