Last week I had the older three boys in VBS at our church. They loved it. I was really pleased that it was actually a Catholic program and the theme of the week was the Mass. While they were there and got to do things that I never do at home (puffy paint! plaster! markers!), I got to hang with a sweet boy who was a little bummed he couldn't go with "the brothers" to class.
One morning we stopped at a park and he was so thrilled. I feel like I've had less and less patience with each succeeding toddler sometimes (and not coincidentally each one keeps getting more and more trying. I hear you, God. I know.) It was really good to get this time with just him, "Mama and Luke time," singing in the car and the store, giving sloppy kisses in the shopping cart, and playing at the park. Almost always when I feel like I need a break from the kids what I really need is more real time with them, undistracted, focused, and intentional. Then I fall in love all over and remember how amazing they are and what it's all for. Lord, please help me to do this more with each one.
"Mama, YOU get in!"
Apparently I'm a little too much for him to push.
He refuses to go down on his bottom :)
But he will climb a mountain.
"Too big for me"
(Check out that gray hair, huh? The brown is getting lighter and I'm not sure if that's old dye fading or from the sun. Either way it looks weird and I'd like the gray to grow in quicker.)
Back to the car as it started to rain...
My mom is so weird. Why is she holding the camera like that??
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