This morning I told the littlest boy that he had to change into his clothes before he was allowed to use his computer time. He looked up at me with a giggling face and he said, "I have a surprise for you!" and he proceeded to pull down his pajama pants right there in the kitchen. Underneath were his jeans from yesterday, complete with a new hole in the knee from crawling on the stiff carpet at church and powdered sugar smears from the mini-donuts he had at Lotsi Unkle's funeral. His eyes never left mine as he jumped up and down with pure joy, giggling uncontrollably as he shared his "secret" with me!
What's a mom to do with a six-year-old who thinks he just came up with the most brilliant idea in the whole world?! Well, I guess just what I did! I threw my head back and laughed and laughed and gave him a huge hug and a tickle and a pat on the bum ... and then made a mental note that I'd better stay on top of things a little more when he's getting his pajamas on in the evening!
That kid just cracks me up! What a joy he is to this family!