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    July 18, 2007

    Antique Daddy has been in a bit of a blue funk for a few days, which is extremely rare for him.  That is one of the many things that I love about him — he is a ship on an even keel whereas I am a kayak easily given to spazzing out and flipping over and over and looking ridiculous. 

    After dinner we stood in the kitchen and I hugged him and asked him if he was still sad.

    Sean overheard this from across the room.  He stopped foraging through his box of Leggos and asked in a worried voice, “Daddy, are you sad?”

    Antique Daddy deftly deflected and said, “No Sean, I’m not sad.  Are you sad?”

    Sean said, “No, I’m happy. I have my life here.”

    Oh that it might always be so!

    Antique Daddy and I looked at each other and sighed.  When I grow up, I want to be as wise as a three-year-old.

    Contentment.  There is no greater blessing.



    1. MamaLady says:

      Boys are so sweet. They just take your breath away, don’t they?

      July 18th, 2007 at 2:27 am

    2. Sue says:

      Oh, that is so precious.
      My first baby boy just graduated from the Air Force…sigh…enjoy every moment.

      July 18th, 2007 at 6:13 am

    3. Sally says:

      Yes, enjoy every moment. My oldest is going to be a senior in high school this fall and then off to college-I am not ready for that yet!! It doesn’t seem that long ago that she was the same age as your Sean.

      July 18th, 2007 at 7:41 am

    4. wordgirl says:

      There was a time when our boys were little and their plan was for each of them to become a firefighter…and live at home with us…always. A nice dream, no? Of course, I’m glad they’re going to college and all that, but it was a sweet moment when their entire world was with us.

      July 18th, 2007 at 7:54 am

    5. Tracey/Real Estate Girl says:

      Kids have a keen way of putting everything into perspective, don’t they?!

      What a wonderful boy you have!

      July 18th, 2007 at 8:19 am

    6. Terri says:

      Out of the mouths of babes. How sweet!

      July 18th, 2007 at 9:03 am

    7. Rhen says:

      Who does he take after to be so smart? 🙂

      July 18th, 2007 at 9:28 am

    8. Antique Mommy says:

      His father. No question.

      July 18th, 2007 at 9:30 am

    9. Susan says:

      “I have my life here.” He is so funny (and I mean that in a wise-beyond-his-years kind of way).

      July 18th, 2007 at 9:35 am

    10. Linda says:

      How precious is that!
      I love the picture of Sean!
      Excuse me AM but you are one smart woman!

      July 18th, 2007 at 10:12 am

    11. Terri says:

      How sweet! What a wonderful thing to remind us all of what we have!

      July 18th, 2007 at 10:25 am

    12. Heidi says:

      What a sweet boy!

      July 18th, 2007 at 10:31 am

    13. mcewen says:

      Yes, lets have a really good dig and see if we can unearth our inner child.

      July 18th, 2007 at 10:32 am

    14. jean says:

      He is a wise boy. And it’s wonderful that you capture these moments. They pass quickly and all too soon he will be rolling his eyes at you. Trust me, it happens.

      July 18th, 2007 at 11:06 am

    15. Kacey says:

      I thought I only loved Sean, but now I love the whole family! You are as cute as my own kids.

      July 18th, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    16. Jenny says:

      What a sweetheart! And he’s right. A great reminder for me that I have much to be happy about!!!

      July 18th, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    17. Kris says:

      He obviously has a great “life here.” Good for you!

      July 18th, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    18. Jessica says:

      How sweet =) I can’t wait till my little guy talks!! I want to hear his words of wisdom!

      July 18th, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    19. Carola says:

      Sean´s comment brought tears to my eyes…you are doing a great job raising your son, he is a beautiful sweet boy.

      July 18th, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    20. Veronica says:

      Wise little boy, indeed.

      I hope his contentment is infectious.

      July 18th, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    21. Sincerely Anna says:

      He sounds like a great kid with a tender heart and he has two parents who love each other and show it!

      July 18th, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    22. Ortizzle says:

      I think he could give workshops on how to live the simple life. Are you sure he’s only three?!

      July 18th, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    23. Joy, of course! says:

      “he is a ship on an even keel whereas I am a kayak easily given to spazzing out and flipping over and over and looking ridiculous.”

      Oh this sentence. It is perfection in the way it exactly personifies my husband and me. I wish I could have said it myself. I just have to steal it, and quote you of course.

      Yes, to be a child and so easily find contentment. I think that all the time.

      July 18th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    24. Kat says:

      What a sweet, sweet story. I sooo hate that computers and blogging weren’t around for me when my children were little. It’s nice that you can document everything so easily…photos, stories, etc. Love this one.


      July 18th, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    25. bee says:


      July 18th, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    26. Just a mom says:

      that would be enough chase away any sad

      July 19th, 2007 at 5:56 am

    27. marcia says:

      awesome just awesome

      July 19th, 2007 at 10:15 am

    28. Shalee says:

      Amen and amen. Hope AD’s in happier spirits soon too.

      July 19th, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    29. kittyhox says:

      Love it!

      July 19th, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    30. MotherPie says:

      Really a sweet story!

      July 19th, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    31. Misslionheart says:

      Too wise!

      Have a great weekend

      July 20th, 2007 at 6:24 am

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