Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Baby of the Family

Being the last born has it's advantages. Typically, they get away with more because by the time they are born parents have learned to pick their battles (or are just plain wore-out from the previous kid(s)). But it also has it's disadvantages. Such as not having a parent all to themselves, all the time. I always keep this in mind and, every so often, carve out some quality time with each of the boys individually. 

It doesn't have to be anything elaborate. Friday, for example, Sun Kissed #3 wanted a snack after school. He not only wanted a snack, but he wanted it packed in a basket. The older two boys were busy playing the Wii so my mind got clicking. I took out some of my grandmother-in-law's pillowcases to line the basket and I packed us a picnic lunch to enjoy in the backyard. 

We both picked out a pillowcase. SKB #3 picked the one with the birdies and I picked the one with the flowers.

It was a beautiful, breezy afternoon while we sat and enjoyed sweet tea and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches; counted goldfishes; and did a little exploring by the lake.

Payment for about an hour of my time? The biggest kiss and the longest hug, EVER!

I know that many years from now he won't remember our little afternoon. But I do know that he will look back at his childhood and feel cared for and loved. What else can a mom ask for, right?
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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That was such a special treat for him. I bet he does remember it for a long time. He is such a cutie pie.
I love the old pillowcases!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yanet you are such a great mom! I need to do stuff like that more often with my boys...especially the baby:)

Tara said...

Beautiful post. Our kids need those little times from us.

Dayngr said...

I disagree. These are the moments he will remember the most. He'll remember how special you've always made him feel and he will do the same for his children one day.

I love the attention to detail too. You're amazing!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I think he'll remember it. If not this time, then the next time. You are a wonderful mother, Yanet. Truly.

Teachinfourth said...

It looks like a wonderful day...