“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” Kahlil Gibran
Ollie and Nate // Nate and Ollie still share baths. They’ve shared baths since the day and hour we brought Nate home from the hospital and they have always enjoyed it. Ollie has always had the perk of being the last one out of the bath, because he is older… I take Nate out first and Ollie plays alone while I get Nate dried and dressed. They both enjoy baths differently, though each of them is a little timid when it comes to water. I don’t know where that stems from. Nate won’t sit on his bum… he sits on his hunkers for the duration of his bath because he is afraid of slipping and he won’t lie back for me to rinse his hair. Ollie on the other hand, doesn’t mind lying down in the bath ‘practicing his swimming’ but get water in his eyes and there is a full scale meltdown. Aside from each of their little eccentricities, they LOVE baths! They have a ton of toys in there and sometimes the bathroom ends up SOAKED.
Ollie // Recently, Ollie and I have butting heads. A lot. We have been so close to falling out so much recently and it’s really hurt our hearts. I love that boy to PIECES and I know his strong will and independent mind are really good traits for him to have…. but his constant questioning and challenging me on everything I say is really hard. When we aren’t having a run in, he is the sweetest and most sensitive little boy that I’ve ever known. He brings me home cards from school covered in hearts, he tells me he loves me infinity hearts… and we always tell each other that we are BFFs. On Saturday night, he and I went to Starbucks for a hot chocolate date. It was so needed and so worthwhile just to have one on one time. He chose a hat and a tie to wear with his shirt… and when we got our hot chocolate and cake he insisted I sit beside him, not in front of him. I LOVED our date and in that small hour I learned so much.
Nate // Both my boys have been blessed with imaginations beyond our wildest dreams. They don’t even need toys. They can play with ANYTHING and the stories they tell could fill a whole series of books. Nate has recently started to copy the things that Ollie does and that now includes a fascination with toy swords and wearing sunglasses wherever he goes. He is obsessed with ALL things superhero…. Spiderman, Batman, Hulk… he knows all of the names. He is so full of beans and is on the move from the moment he wakes until the moment he falls asleep and finds it hard to sit in one place for more than ten minutes. Even when I asked him to sit still so I could take a photo of him in his Batman onesie… he was still rolling around the floor and I got a couple of photos quickly when he sat back up. There is no boredom in this house haha!