Sunday, August 1, 2010

unique

the other night we went for ice cream. we got 2 free bowls (because my man is the king of good deals).

this shared between 3 kids isn’t exactly the smoothest, especially with mason and his demanding and persistent shrieking.

so finally bennett says, “i’m all finished. you can have mine, mason.” and he passed his ice cream over with a content smile.


i said, “bennett, you are so sweet. if the world was filled with people like you, everyone would be happy, everyone would get along, there’d be no wars, everyone would share and people would mind their own business.”
he just gave me his big, heart melting grin.

not wanting to leave anyone out i then said, “and mason, if the world were full of people like you, there would be lots of determination, inventions, discoveries, dominations and conflict.”
he looked up at me from his spot, with his arm wrapped tightly around his newly acquired bowl of ice cream and scowled at the spoon i was holding as if to say, “don’t you dare take a bite.”

and of course, “ella, if the world were full of people like you everyone would be doing what they are supposed to, everything would get done, no one would break the rules. the world would be precise and organized.”to which ella naturally responds, “oh, you mean it would be the right way?”

i for one, am grateful for the variety in our family.

"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise." ~Johann von Goethe

7 comments:

Heather said...

Stephanie, what a lovely post. You are so right to celebrate all the differences in each of your babies, instead of comparing and finding the other ones lacking in a particular trait. You are one wonderful mommy, and if there were more people like you in the world, it would be a happy place!

Vicki said...

I'm with Ella...

Megan O. said...

If the world were full of Stephanies it would be one hilarious place to live!

Joanna said...

I love it! (wait, didn't I say that on your last blog post?). Well, you always post things that make me smile so I DO love it all. Your kids are so cute!

debby94 said...

Love it! Mason sounds a lot like Seth.

Stef said...

Hahaha... Love it! God gives us so many flavors in our families, doesn't he...

jordy liz said...

oh, i love it. i feel that is something that i would have said at her age! (and possibly think that sometimes too at my age now...)

i laughed out loud at your coffee/creamer comment. i won't tell anyone your secret. :)