Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tell me a story.

When I was little my sisters and I would ask our parent to tell us stories all the time. Our favorite kind of stories didn't come out of storybooks though, they were our stories. We liked hearing the funny things we did when we were little and about our parents when they were little. 

They were just as exciting the first time as the one hundredth, but by the one hundredth they'd become apart of us. This was our history and the stories helped shape who we are.

I guessed one day my children would ask me to tell them a story about when I was little, but when Elijah first did it felt surreal. I feel like a kid that someone should be telling stories to not the adult telling the stories, but there you were laying in bed asking me to tell you a story about when I was little. 

Well, Elijah here are a couple stories for you to tell your kids...

The other night I heard you talking to your dad while I was cleaning the kitchen. You asked him if he had a special "yiayia" blanket (all the grandkids have special blankets that Caleb's mom makes them when they're born.) 

Daddy told you he didn't have one and You said, knowing full well what daddy was getting for Christmas, "well, maybe you'll get one for Christmas." 
Great...that surprise is now ruined:) 

You walked out of your room one afternoon and I told you to pick up your toys. You immediately closed your eyes and started making snoring sounds and informed me that you couldn't cause you were sleeping walking.

As I was walking down the hallway towards your room I heard Nay getting into something she shouldn't be. When I walked in you looked at me and said "don't worry mom I just need to deal with Nay for a minute."

It was still so early you should have been sleeping. I was sipping my tea and reading when you started yelling, "mommy! mommy!" I quickly ran into your room and asked what was wrong. As I laid down next to you you said, "I just wanted to hear your voice saying, I love you, Elijah." 

These are just a few of the funny things you do and say that keep me on my toes. I love you, Elijah.


Kelly said...

he is quite a character. i wish i had written down all the cute things my boys did when they were little. you are such a good momma.

Darcie said...

he sounds so cute. I can't wait to hear little things my daughter will say. Most of her words are her own still lol

Jess said...

tears literally sprung to my eyes when he said, "I just want to hear you say "I love you, Elijah".
My 3 year old, who is very much a daddy's girl, said the other night when she woke up and I ran in, "I can't sleep without you."
It's the little things.

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