2008-02-11

I have to go grab a tissue now to dab at my eyes

When we moved from the dream house we'd built and thought we'd be in forever to this far more modest rental we're now in, we tried to make the deal sweeter by telling our children that someday we'd purchase another home, and that we'd love it even more than the one we were leaving. Perhaps it would have a pool!

Today in the car as I was pulling up to our new digs, I asked my nine year-old son a question that had just popped into my head, "When we're ready to buy a house again, would you like it if we were able to buy this house, or would you rather move to a different one?"

He thought about it a moment, and then he responded, "I don't care...I just want us to have a nice house that isn't too much money, that we all like. We'll be happy together wherever we are."

He is the sweetest. boy. ever.

14 comments:

  1. What a smart, mature boy!

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  2. Definitely the sweetest boy ever.

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  3. Oh, that just melts my heart

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  4. I forget we have boys the same age!

    Only mothers of boys understand just how sweet and wonderful they are!

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  5. Now I need a tissue too. What a sweet, sweet boy.

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  6. That is so adorable! What a sweetheart. My heart just melted at that.
    What wonderful proof that you are doing a fabulous job of raising a conscientious and loving young man!

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  7. Oh he IS a sweet boy. Wise, too.

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  8. I'm her per fussy's orders! And I can see we have much in common. We also had to move from a home that we loved so much. Moving to a tiny condo {free rent for a few months} to the rental we are in now. My boys, like yours, made it through just fine.

    The things we moms worry about!

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  9. In the end, family is all that matters. Amazing how early kids understand that.

    Of course, they seem to forget it when they turn 13.

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  10. How cute, you've taught him well!

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  11. These are the moments hope for!

    You've raised him well, Momma.:-)

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  12. What a wonderful kid. I needed a tissue for that post.

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