October 4, 2010

Shock of my Life

I am still in shock and awe of the last five minutes.  I may have just experienced one of the biggest surprises of my life.  By the way, happy Fall everyone!  My favorite time of year!  We had a nice little pumpkin patch action this weekend....

Anyway, just a few minutes ago, I watched as Stella threw her first Terrible Two worthy tantrum.  Complete with writhing on the floor and kicking and wailing. I was thinking, nice, I was wondering where your spunk was, Stella!  Usually, James will join in.  If there's a Fit Throwing Parade, James is typically, the baton-waving Grand Marshal.

He looked at Stella for a few seconds, and then went over to her.  She was laying on her back on the floor near the fridge, screaming at the top of her lungs (something about "cheese") as I scrambled to heat up something for them to eat.  James knelt down next to her and patted her head, saying, "No, no, Sissy. You no need to cry."

I stopped and watched.  He touched her arm and patted her hair, saying,  "It's okay, Sissy.  It's okay. You okay, Sissy."

And the best part?  She listened and sat right up.  She looked at James. So James threw his arms around her and said, "See, it's okay, Stella Rae. I love you. And I give you kiss." 

And he did. About fifteen times, he hugged and kissed her, until she was in stitches with giggles, and my eyes were full of tears. 

I am immeasurably blessed.  Not just for surviving yet another tantrum from the next child in line, but for that Grand Marshal son of mine, coming to the rescue.  That little booger showed me just the size of his heart and not just the size of his voicebox.  And it rocked my world. 


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Emilie O. said...

Gave me goosebumps and almost made me cry!