Saturday, November 8, 2008

So worth it...

Once upon a time a little boy decided to color his mommy's carpet with mascara just as they were getting ready to go upstairs to play guys and blocks (the little boy's favorite game). So the mommy said, "Now I can't play guys with you because I have to clean my carpet instead."
The little boy, feeling very badly, retreated like a turtle inside of his 3 big shirts (he wanted to wear 3 of daddy's shirts yesterday (?)).


When the mommy finished cleaning her carpet, which wasn't easy let me tell you, she turned to the little boy and said, "If you want to tell me that you are sorry then we can go play guys."
But the little boy lay silent and still.
So the mommy covered the remaining stain on her carpet with an area rug, looked at her preciously adorable, 3 shirt wearing turtle boy sleeping so peacefully on her floor, and SMILED

as she thought, "Well if having a 3 shirt wearing sleeping turtle boy means that I must also have stained carpet, then I'll take it."
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It's a small price to pay.

9 comments:

4boyzmdmom said...

So very cute! They are worth it, aren't they?

Melinda said...

That made me cry! It was so sweet!

Andrea said...

I agree! We have lip stick and nail polish stains and a 3 year old little princess responsible for both. Gotta love them!

Rachel said...

That is the best story I have heard all week! Too cute!

MaryRC said...

I wish I could capture moments even a fraction of the way you can..

Stoddard Family said...

You are are such a sweet mother. Do you ever have trouble getting him to say he's sorry? My 4 yr old absolutely refuses to say those 3 words.

Lori said...

It is so neat that you are remembering those moments (good times and bad) because all too soon they are gone. I admire your patience and wish I had more...

Liz said...

Sometimes taking a picture at THAT moment helps so much.

The Cranes said...

Very cute story. And very true. Don't you just love the funny things they do at that age--3 of Daddy's shirts! And then falling asleep while he was waiting.