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August 10, 2012

Today the Mo Man and I had a date. Partially “business” since he had his 5 yo check up, partially “fun” since  we were planning on having lunch afterwards while little sister spent the day at school.

I might have jumped up and down when he was measured at 38 inches tall!! Hoorah! Vitamins are working!! I definitely resisted the urge to gripe at him as he goofed off during the eye exam and refused (in typical Mo fashion) to play nice and identify the letters on the chart.  He comically crossed his eyes and acted silly while covering and uncovering an eye and flat WOULD NOT admit to knowing his alphabet.  At one point the exasperated medical assistant said “He’s five and doesn’t know his ABC’s?”

Oh he knows them. He just refuses to play the game–for anyone.

He sat on my lap while we waited for the doctor and I explained that failing an eye exam could mean wearing glasses. I elaborated that wearing glasses if you don’t need them gives you a big head ache.  Internally, I was wondering if he would cost us a fortune in false prescriptions…. Meanwhile, Mo looked very happy and said “then I can have glasses like Nana Sharon!” His smile was blinding. Why is he so darn cute and so darn obstinate at the same time??

We happily left with a clean bill of health and nothing but flu mist in the way of immunizations.  Morgan wanted shrimp for lunch–it’s kind of “our thing” since J won’t eat seafood and Mo and I love it. We ate and talked and laughed–playing with the children’s menu on the table. He drew a picture of his favorite thing from summer vacation this year…a TREE. Since we live in the desert and see them so rarely, I knew exactly what he meant by that simple picture. Everything in the north was green and alive. It felt so soothing to see leaves and water.

We shared a bit of ice cream to celebrate our date and he moved to my side of the table for dessert. I kept thinking “he’s growing so fast–how can my baby be starting kindergarten in just a few short weeks?”

Tonight, I rocked him before bed time. It’s a ritual that we still enjoy and I am grateful he allows it. I think he agrees because his sister still rocks and he doesn’t want to be left out. Regardless, he melted my heart by saying “Mom? I had a great day with you today–the best day EVER.”

Be still my heart.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bonnie permalink
    August 10, 2012 3:53 am

    Awww….so sweet!!!

  2. Laura Hodges permalink
    August 10, 2012 8:35 pm

    Sweet truthful innocence…..

  3. August 10, 2012 11:16 pm

    so sweet! I just don’t know how they grew up so fast? Hen and La start kindergarten on Monday.

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