Savoring Their Sibling 'Boo' Moments
I've been finding all sorts of moments that I savored on my computer lately. Like this one, from a year ago, on the evening just before C left to go to the father-daughter dance with D.
Oh gosh, this moment. It shows me that they haven't changed one bit from a year ago (except C cut her hair shorter soon after this and now wants it long again).
But, let me tell ya...they have these stuffed animal dogs, named Boo, and when they play with them together, they get all hyped up.
Sometimes it's awesome to hear them playing with their Boo dogs, and other times, not so much.
They talk in these really high pitched voices, bang them all over the house and say the word "butt" way too much. Something that usually ends up with either D or I intervening to calm them down , which, truly isn't as easy as you'd think. Ha!
So, just like always, it starts out cute and nice and sweet and fun and heart warming. LOL!
I mean, really, I can never get enough of their sweet, sibling moments like this. :)
Little hands...little legs...little feet...sitting so nicely next to each other!! The best!!
And then the high pitched voices begin. I don't think I'll ever forget C's face when she goes into this mode. Ha!
And the banging of Boo soon after. Oh boy!! Brace yourselves!! LOL!
With a few sweet, eskimo kisses in between. Ahhh...so nice!
And a random smile for mama! Ahhh...that's nice, too! :)
And hugs, too!! Ahh...even better!! :)
And, yeah, it wouldn't be right if she didn't do her crazy face for a picture. (Um, when does this stage end? Ha!)
And, of course, monkey see, monkey do, right? (She taught him well...and....where did those Boo's go!? Oh my gosh!! Ha!)
Until, like always, something not-so-good happens (I have no idea what...can't remember!)...
and I take my last shot because little guy needs some mama love to help calm his hurt.
That is, until C was headed out the door with Daddy! (She wasn't thrilled with me as I kept asking for pics...and just look at that happy boy...Ha!)
Until, finally, I got my last shot of their teeny, tiny, brother, sister cuteness!
Oh these moments...moments I want to remember forever and moments that remind that there's SO much love and beauty in them all. Even those moments that don't feel oh, so good.
If Luca didn't hurt himself, I would have never thought to put down my camera, walk over to him and wrap my arms around him with a great big comforting, loving hug to help him feel better.
So instead of fearing those uncomfortable moments that don't feel so good (like wanting to take the Boo's away because they're getting out of hand or having to deal with another crying kiddo) I'm reminded that, yes, there IS so much love and beauty in JOY, but also in the frustrating SAD moments as well.
When my kiddos are getting out of hand in this way, it may bother me, but I'm reminded that in that moment, they're in their JOY and they could care less about what anyone thinks about it, and when my little guy is hurt, I'm reminded that I AM LOVE and I that I always use my love to help nurture him (and his sister!) and help him (and her!) feel loved.
Yes...every emotion deserves LOVE. Every single one!
Until next time...
The camera...one of the best creative tools to help YOU get out of your to-do list head + savor (fully enJOY!) every moment (the good and the not-so-good!) that matters most to your busy mama heart (something that's hard to do when your mind is running five miles ahead or behind the the present moment)