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Tuesday, May 19

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Shoes: Old Navy, Jeans: H&M, Top: Target, Hat: c/o Windsor, Sunglasses: Old and borrowed

Sometimes I'm convinced that an alien space demon has come down and possessed my child's three-year-old body. Although other conversations with moms of three-year-old's have assured me that this is, for the most part, a fairly normal thing to experience, sometimes, after a particularly hearty emotional moment, or after I ask him to turn down the volume on what he's watching and he replies with, "Sorry I can't. I'm working", I'm almost just as assured that the threes were designed as one massive year-long mom test. Just to see if I'm even remotely capable of getting into heaven.

Then other times, the sass fests blur into the background, and this wonderful, shining human, full of awesomeness and potential reminds me that it's totally going to work out, and he's going to grow up to be a really good, really independently-minded kid and a totally respectable adult who will visit his parents frequently and remember to call on Mother's Day, promise.

Like, for example, when he wakes up first thing in the morning, leans over and asks, "Mama? Are you feeling happy?" I don't answer, because I'm sleeping. He then slings his body over mine and whispers fiercely and reassuringly into my neck, "It's OK to have feelings."

Or when he, again, wakes up first thing in the morning, and while still rubbing his eyes, whispers into the dark, "I'm hungry for Buffalo Wild Wings."

When I get food poisoning at some ridiculous morning hour and he follows me into the bathroom to rub my hunched over back, and tell me that it's OK, and he can go get a bucket for me if I want him to.

And when he's playing quietly with his toys and suddenly bursts out with, "I LOVE HUMAN THINGSSSS!" Or on a different occasion, between crashing his cars together, softly mumbles to himself, "We live in the world. This is our sweet home."

When he names the large head in his play-doh kit, Bill Murray.

When he asks me to sing him a Flo Rida song before bed. (Questionable Parenting Moments 101)

When he leaves his group of playmates, to burst into the room of women where I'm talking, smash me with a hug and announce, "I was missing you!"

And when I tuck him under the covers and kiss him with a, "goodnight sweet boy" and he whispers back into the dark, "goodnight sweet mama."

I take it back. I totally love the threes.

39 comments:

sarahmhartley said...

There are some days where I cannot wait for my son to start talking- like when I read this post. And then other days I remind myself that once he starts, he WON'T STOP. So maybe I'll appreciate the relative silence right now :)

Katie said...

Threenagers. One minute you just want to throw them outside to run in circles while you hide under a table, one minute you don't know how you ever survived without them.

(For what it's worth, I've been told that the Fabulous Fours consist of all the good stuff of 3 but without all the Invasion-of-the-Body-Snatchers madness)

Jazmin Del Castillo said...

I am so happy you're posting more often! Yay! I love reading your posts :]

Krista said...

The sweetest. I feel these exact emotions about the twos. I swear there are days when I scream to myself, "WHO AM I AS A MOTHER FOR MY CHILD TO BEHAVE THIS WAY?!" and then the very next I forget all of those terrible thoughts and he's a blessed little angel. It's just the best. :)


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Emily Langston said...

Threes are such a roller coaster ride! I'm buckled in as well, mama.

Liv said...

Great simple, summer time look.

Liv

www.livforstyle.net

Paige Cassandra Flamm said...

Mine turns three in August, and we had a very mild two year old... I know know if I'm ready for that to change soon! This post is beautifully written though! Being a momma is the absolute best!

Paige

http://thehappyflammily.com

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet boy indeed!

Rachel | Austin Style Blogger said...

ugh my heart. too sweet.

Emily S said...

haha These are adorable and sometimes hilarious moments. How sweet!

nicole neesby said...

tears. this is so beautiful and hilarious! and i am excited for my little guy to get to this age of conversation!! ahhh! xoxo

Nikki said...

how precious!!

xx nikki

www.dream-in-neon.com

Lauren said...

oh my goodness, what a sweet little boy you've got on your hands!! Aren't little boys the best?! My son is almost two, and somedays he is just a crazy monster of a child, and other days he is adorable and cute and he loves me! Mommyhood is awesome isn't it!?
Love your blog, I've been a follower since the very beginning!


xoxo
Lauren
Dressing Dallas

Brianna said...

Want this whole outfit! I need to get those sandals AND that top!

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Carlee said...

Awww so sweet!

Carlee

Little Sloth

Jayd Alice said...

Such a lovely post! Gorgeous outfit too, you look so effortlessly gorgeous x


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Anna D Kart said...

Aren't they just amazing! Lol Between trying to keep your cool and wanting to shut them up, parenting a toddler is a cool thing haha

Happy Medley

bekah said...

That is so sweet. I can't wait until my little guy (2) begins saying those sweet words

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Heidi D. said...

This is so sweet! But yes I'm convinced the 3's are the new terrible 2's:)

Wishes & Reality

BeatriceBalaj said...

Chic.


Xx,

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Oh Hey Blog said...

The things he comes up with... they need to put onto cards. I too wake up hungry for wings!!!

Megan || www.ohheyblog.com

Mara and Jae said...

i'm only in the 18 month stage and i'm already having a lot of these thoughts. i just keep going back and forth between "we're not even to the 2's yet!!! can we just skip to age 4?!?" and "she's growing up soo fast!!". good times.

ps i just bought that nyx wonder stick today, thanks to you. i've only used it once and i think we're going to have a great relationship.

Morgan said...

Oh my heck those all literally made me audibly laugh. Especially the "it's ok to have feelings" .... Dying about it. Also.... I have a 1 yr old and can't wait for the hilarious things that will come out of his mouth. So fun.

Mariah Payne said...

Love your writing style. I saw you at the St. George Art Festival a few weeks ago and almost did something embarrassing because I've been following for years. (I don't live in St. George BTW.... not that that has anything to do with it...) And now you're most definitely creeped out. Ha. Love your posts!

shotbymel said...

Oh man, that's gorgeous. I hope the good times keep outweighing the bad times for you, Sydney.

Carina Ž said...

You are gorgeous!

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Kelly said...

Oh my this post is so beautiful! "It's OK to have feelings" - I absolutely love this. It sounds like he's growing up to be a wonderful boy:)

mollyluc said...

Oh my gosh! What an absolutely cutie pie your little guy is! I love his little quotes, and I love your writing, as always!

Tsangtastic said...

Adorable, love the shirt ;)

xo Jenny
Tsangtastic.com

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

Okay so that just melted my little pregnant mom heart. He is the sweetest. And the I am hungry for buffalo wild wings sounds like something my 30 year old husband would say ;) haha

LoveCompassionateLee said...

What a sweet, aware, & compassionate child you have!
www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud

Wairimu Murigi said...

Awww, Adorable.
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Domesticated Working Woman said...

Oh I can't wait for these moments!

mybeautrip .com said...

Striped top looks great!

xx

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LOVE JOICE said...

I want those sandal and the hat.


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Nikita Jain said...

nice smile, nice hat
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Marina said...

You totally crack me up. Seriously, I laugh out loud when I read some of the things you write. And then I get all awwwww with the sweetness.

Emily K said...

So cute!!! I love these. Keep them comin :)

Anonymous said...

So true! I love ( and sometimes hates) the threes!

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