Seven Things I Hope I Never Forget
- He loves to read. He reads every day. He loves almost everything -- nonfiction, fantasy, mystery, poetry, realistic fiction...if he can open the cover, he likes to read it.
- He builds Lego creations with surprising detail and precision. He prefers to make his own designs. This week he performed Lego Episodes for me while I cooked dinner. There's an entire set (several, in fact) where the Lego mini figures perform their TV show.
- We have "Mom and Sam Time" almost every Saturday morning. During this time we snuggle on the couch, reading and writing, then watching Lionel TV shows and eventually playing iPad.
- He loves chocolate chip cookies. This makes me love to make chocolate chip cookies.
- Once again he appears to be the glue that is bonding the family. He is helping Jordan find his place in our family.
- Instead of having a birthday party this year, Sam wanted to invite his friend Garen to the "grown up" party. (Garen is a grown up.) Sam and Garen love trains, so he wants Garen to come over to play trains. "I think Papa and Garen will get along well," he said. He's been working on his train layout all week to get ready for the party.
- He carries my coffee out to the car each weekday morning. He calls himself "coffee boy" and makes sure I don't forget it.
Seven. Each year I hug him as I tuck him in bed on his birthday and hug the "older" boy as tightly as possible. I always think how much I'm going to miss the previous age, how much I loved the age he was. Once again, I find myself thinking I'm going to miss six. Finally I'm beginning to realize it's not just about missing on age, but falling in love with another. I'm willing to bet that seven is going to be a very good age.