Little Boys & their Grand Promises of Love
Kids are known to say some brilliantly funny uncensored things…but sometimes, sometimes because their hearts are so pure and still void of the realities of how the world really works, they think and feel such sweet things that make your heart feel like it will burst with love.
Today was one of those days…
On the way to school this morning:
Matty (age 5): I can’t wait to grow up and do stuff for you mom. I will take you anywhere you want anytime!
Kathy: That is so sweet Matty but when you’re big like daddy, you might be busy taking care of your own family and house and that’s totally okay.
Matty: That doesn’t even make any sense because I not going anywhere.
Josh (age 7): Matty, we can’t live with mom and dad forever.
Matty: I’m not understanding why…it’s my house, all my toys are already there, mom and dad are there and when they get old, who will take care of them and help them walk, buy food for them and brush their teeth? It’s my job and your job, Josh.
Josh: You’re right, we will. Mom, I change my mind, I’m going to live at home forever too. Matty can focus on you and I will help Dad walk when he can’t when he gets like 90.
Matty: I don’t want to be anywhere else…I just want to be with you forever.
Kathy: Ok, that sounds good. Let’s not think about the future and enjoy our life right now, ok?
Josh & Matty: Okay.
(5 minutes go by and I notice Matty sniffling quietly with his head down)
Kathy: Are you ok, Matty?
Matty: I’m just praying to God that you and dad can be special and live forever. I’m almost done. Just drive, I will be okay.
This whole parenting stuff…not for the faint of heart.
I am a believer that everything happens for a reason.
Conversations like these, make us want to be better people but even more so, better parents.
Makes me want to be the kind of mom that deserves this kind of goodness.
And though the Kobzeff boys will most likely forget these grand promises and gestures of kindness they made as little boys, just knowing there was a time when they loved me like this…will be enough for me.
I’m at a loss for words.
Love, mother of these two craycrays,