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  • A Little Boy Like Me

    November 8, 2006

    Today Sean and I had a number of errands to run, which of course, included a trip to – you guessed it – Wal-Mart! But today, we did not go to our own personal Wal-Mart, the one that is one block away from our house, we went to the Wal-Mart that is one mile away. We are adventurous like that.

    This Wal-Mart has a McDonalds in it and in a moment of weakness, as we were leaving the store, I agreed to stop in for breakfast. Anytime there is a possibility that my son will ingest food, I make the most of it. After we got our food, Sean chose a table by a window that looks out into the lobby of the store where the carts and the greeter are located.

    As we were sitting there like two fish in a bowl eating our McFood, Sean starts making observations about the people who are coming and going.

    “That lady’s in a hurry!” he said as a lady grabbed a cart and headed into the store like a racehorse.

    “Sure enough,” I responded.

    “That man has a hole in his paints. He needs new paints.”

    “Maybe he’s going in the store to buy new pants,” I offered.

    “That woman looks sad! Why is that woman sad?”

    I looked at her. She did look as though the world were resting on her shoulders.

    “I don’t know why she’s sad Sweetie,” I said, impressed with his astute observation.

    He cocked his head and touched my forearm and said, “Maybe because she doesn’t have a little boy like me.”

    Gulp. Tears instantly stung my eyes.

    “Maybe so,” I said. “I was sad when I didn’t have a little boy like you.”

    “Yeah” he said.

    And then he shoved an entire biscuit in his mouth.


    1. PeanutButtersMum says:

      Isn’t it awesome when our little men melt our hearts like that? I get this one all the time, “Did you miss me, Mommy?” Days like this are good, ’cause they remind us that we’re doing SOMETHING right, non? 😀

      November 8th, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    2. Terri says:

      I love little boys like Sean!

      November 8th, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    3. Shannon @ Rocks in my Dryer says:

      Sweet, sweet boy…

      November 8th, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    4. Big Mama says:

      Even when we’re fed up with them, they still make our lives brighter. Love the story.

      November 8th, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    5. Chris says:

      What a moment!

      November 8th, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    6. His Singer says:

      Shame on you! You had me in tears right here in the office…

      Of course, we won’t mention anything about why I’m reading blogs at the office instead of doing productive work or anything.


      November 8th, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    7. Damselfly says:

      Between this post and the last one, I wish I could borrow Sean for a while! But maybe at the very least my own little boy will say cute things when he gets a bit older.

      November 8th, 2006 at 4:34 pm

    8. Laurel Wreath says:

      Ok what are you trying to do..make me cry here =)) How totally adorable, and he is so intuitive. What a great husband he will be one day.

      November 8th, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    9. Kvetch says:

      I think you will know that I mean this is the best possible way: That little boy of yours? I could just eat him up. Yup, like a biscuit.

      November 8th, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    10. nina says:

      O.k.,…last nite you made me laugh, tonite I am close to tears… (good tears!) Wow a Mcdonalds? Mine ( can you believe I have 3 in a 15 mile radius!?) We have a Dunkin Donuts (yeah coffee and shopping!), Subway, and a Stewarts. Looking forward to more stories!

      November 8th, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    11. Miriam says:

      …choking on my tears right now. That is soo sweet!

      November 8th, 2006 at 9:16 pm

    12. Blog Antagonist says:

      Boy…sometimes they just really getcha, don’t they? He’s an observant little guy. Sensitive too. Women love that. :?)

      November 8th, 2006 at 9:22 pm

    13. jeana says:

      That’s it. Next time I’m over I’m waking that kid up. He’s too cute to sleep when I could be enjoying his adorableness.

      November 9th, 2006 at 6:10 am

    14. Homeschool Mama says:

      Awww. What a beautiful reminder that we should kiss on our babies (no matter how old) as often as possible. You have a sweet boy there, mama.

      November 9th, 2006 at 7:55 am

    15. Aunt Murry says:


      November 9th, 2006 at 8:21 am

    16. Shalee says:

      Okay, that totally makes up for the diving with Shamu comment…

      Sean has such a sweet heart.

      November 9th, 2006 at 9:13 am

    17. sheilah says:

      Aren’t little boys great? What a sweet guy.

      November 9th, 2006 at 9:53 am

    18. Goslyn says:

      What a sweetie!

      November 9th, 2006 at 10:52 am

    19. Liesl says:

      Oh, Gorgeous! Big Gulp!!

      November 9th, 2006 at 11:04 am

    20. Carola says:

      as I said, you and your kid are awesome…but today Sean is ahead of you in “awesomeness”. What a cute kid.

      November 9th, 2006 at 11:04 am

    21. Robbin says:

      Oh my goodness! If my son said that, I think I would have broken down into a blubbering mess. How sweet is that?

      November 9th, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    22. julie carobini says:

      Oh! I’m dying here…that was just too sweet. Congratulations 🙂

      November 9th, 2006 at 3:51 pm

    23. Erin says:

      That is too cute! Definitely one of those “mommy moments” that we wish we could bottle up and keep forever!!

      November 10th, 2006 at 9:11 pm

    24. Christina says:

      Those are some great observations for a little boy. How nice that he said maybe she doesn’t have a little boy like me. That really touched my heart.

      November 11th, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    25. Kelly says:

      That brings tears to mine also. You seem to have a very bright boy on your hands.

      November 11th, 2006 at 10:03 pm

    26. Mommy Dearest says:

      Makes me think of my 5-year-old son. Little boys hold their mommies’ hearts in the palms of their hands, don’t they? My oldest (now 20) told me once, “Mommy, I’m your hero.” You got it, babe.

      November 11th, 2006 at 11:13 pm

    27. Kara says:

      Aw, that is so sweet!

      November 12th, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    28. Carrie says:

      AWWWW, little boys are so sweet aren’t they?

      November 13th, 2006 at 5:19 am

    29. Carrie says:

      What a precious answer!!! 😉 Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      February 13th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

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