Once upon a time,
I gave birth to a son named Reese.
Reese LOVES to read. He reads road signs, cereal boxes,
junk mail and newspapers, and all his older
brothers' school books.
Many people are impressed by this 4 year old's love
for words, and Mommy and Daddy are so proud.
Reese is loving, sweet, wildly imaginative and incredibly
animated. He tells great stories and gives the best hugs
this side of the Mississippi.
Today I am going to focus on these wonderful
things about my son Reese.
Today, I am not going to focus on the fact that my
four year old smarty pants downloaded over $200 in
game apps on my old phone (totally didn't realize our
credit card info was saved in the app store).
I am not going to think about how he found the
phone again 2 days later and downloaded
another $50 dollars in apps
(for the love goose, set up a password).
I will not think about our trip to the grocery store where
he yelled at me in the middle of frozen foods with
such a bratty tone that I could practically hear the
other consumer's thoughts "that boy needs
And I definitely won't think about how he has made it a habit to
produce a nails-on-a-chalkboard-ear-piercing scream every
time his brothers do anything that he disagrees with.
And I will certainly forget our lovely experience at
the ball fields where my spirited child decided he was
mad at us, so he should just disappear for about
5 minutes in a sea of baseball caps and soccer moms...
creating that oh-lord-please-don't-let-my-child-end-up-
on-a-back-of-a-milk-carton panic that takes about
10 years off my life expectancy.
And lastly, I am not going to dwell on the fact that he
took a bottle of glue and poured it all over the dining
room table this morning...
I mean after all, he was creating a masterpiece.
Nope, today I will just enjoy the quiet moments
and remember this phase won't last forever.
One day I'll miss this...
But hopefully by then God will give me an
adorable little grandson... who acts just like his daddy did...
who gives his parents every bit of the joy he has brought
to us ;)
Love you Reesey