|see here he's looking not at his mamma, but his tsee tsee.|
it's crazy how much he's catching on to things. he can make all his animal sounds, identify many parts of his body and even knows the difference between a donkey and a cow! (the other day i wasn't paying attention and grabbed the toy donkey and asked him "what does a cow say?" and he made the sound for a donkey. i kept asking and asking, thinking he was wrong, until i realized i had the donkey in my hand all along. who's the donkey now?)
he also does funny things like cough into his sleeve, pick up garbage and put it in the garbage can, and bring me my boots when our dog bailey starts barking in the backyard and won't come when i call her. it's almost like he's saying "mom, you're gonna need these".
i'm daily, even hourly amazed by the incredible privilege of raising this little soul. what a blessing to be home with him each and every day. yes, it does get monotonous, and sometimes i feel like i have so much pent up passion, drive, motivation that is unrelated to being a wife or mom, but i'm also very aware of the season i'm in. it's a time to sow into this little life. a time to drink in the sweet moments with him, feel his soft cheek against mine, teach him to say "i love you".
here's a sweet little vid that demonstrates both his incredible passion for "tsee tsee" and his amazing animal sound-making skills! enjoy.