Wednesday, March 26, 2008

there's no telling where it starts or how it ends.






It was washing baby day morning. Finn loved to wash the babies at his old school and I started the tradition before Blaise was born to instill some "tenderness" and basic baby care into his little soul. We used to do this a lot but I have noticed that over many months Finn prefers to play with Playmobile and Buzz Lightyear figures over his sweet babies. Then last night after we had to clean the mattress from an accident, we found a small baby doll wedged in the crack and he fell in love again. This morning we collected all the dolls and cats and such and played "baby bath" again and it felt so sweet and good to me. I want Finn to stay like this for as long as humanly possible. I don't want him to turn his nose up at beautiful benevolence. I want his heart to stay sweet and never go catawampus.

5 comments:

Our Crooked Tree said...

Those boys have such a great mom! You have the best ideas to encourage their creativity! I will have to employ this one with the ideas I have stolen from you!

village mama said...

I first saw your pics on flickr and wondered 'is there a baby on the way'?!

Glad Finn's got his groove back.

BusyDad said...

There'll be plenty of opportunity for alien space battles. These are the rare opportunities that must be captured and encouraged because they are much more rare - especially in a boy's life.

vincent said...

That top photo, the look on little brothers face is priceless... There could be a lot of different captions for that. I spoke to a lady once and she said she would NEVER let her son even touch a baby doll. I then had to explain to her that it was something like this that may one day just make him the best daddy in the world. She said "You know, I never did really think of it like that.". I think this is beautiful, just like my little sweetheart has about a million matchbox cars...

Amy said...

This post made my heart bump. How precious your little boy is.

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