I just feel like I need to spend a few minutes writing about my littlest one. Is it just me or does anyone else ever find yourself suddenly and completely smitten with one of your children? Of course I always love both my guys unconditionally, but sometimes one of them will just get under my skin for a stretch (in a good way) and suddenly I'm like a school girl with a crush. That's my Oren Henry lately. Sometimes when he cuddles up beside me or I look at his smiling little face I get butterflies in my stomach and I feel giddy and lovestruck. Because he's mine. That little weasel up there with the spun gold hair who thinks he can fly and turns his pillow over at least three times before falling asleep because "that side hot" and eats more food than any two year old has any right to, he's all mine.
I know every parent feels like they have the sweetest, smartest, most adorable and wonderful children in the world and you can happily add one more to that list of gushing fools. I just feel like I won some kind of lottery with these boys of mine.
We're always telling them as parent's do, "I love you to the moon and back!" and Wes ups the ante with an "I love you to Pluto and back!" or something along those lines. Oren has started to catch on and wants to chime in with his own contribution. Since he doesn't totally get it, every night in bed he whispers as I snuggle him to sleep, "I love you to Iron Man, mommy". I love that so much it's hard to explain. I turn to a mushy pile of melted goo in his tiny little hands. My sweet and silly little boy, my Oren. I love you to Iron Man and all the way back again too.
Motherhood is everything.