My boyfriend and son were playing outside the other day, it was freezing and starting to rain, in an attempt to get our son inside he offered to make him some hot chocolate if he came inside because he was going to get wet in the rain. Jakob climbs into his toy car and states nonchalantly, “Well, it’s dry in here, I’ll stay here and you bring me some hot chocolate.”
There are countless times a day where he says the funniest things at the perfect moment and we laugh so much. It’s great. I love it. He is so carefree and happy about life. It’s refreshing to see the innocence of a child.
Today I noticed that my adorable little Jakob was running around completely butt naked and when asked where his underwear was he replied, “I don’t know why I need underwear mommy, I’m fine!”
Every day he surprises me with a new little phrase or how thoughtful he is. He has such concern when you are sick or hurt, he notices when you are sad and will be the first one to give you a hug, rub your back and make you feel better. When I burnt my arm recently, he was so upset that I had been hurt my the oven. He almost cried, he hugged me and cuddled me. Then he rubbed my back and crooned, “It’s okay mommy, it’s okay, my baby. It’s going to be alright. I’ll make you better, I love you,” he makes my heart melt daily.
These are the moments I will look back on when he is a teenager and out of control. I will look back at them and remember that somewhere inside that teenager is my little Jakob.