they got up... a normal day and then they got dressed...
i was walking the dog... and they found me on the trail on the bikes.... to show me the new "looks"
i really had nothing to do with it...
or did i?? maybe i did... gosh... i hope so, come to think of it.
i hope the way i am raising them, loving them... caring for them, speaking to them... i hope it is all has something big to do with them being creative, and unique and strong and individual. i hope the friends we are choosing to have- the people we spend time with- the music we listen too... the way we speak- gosh... i hope it is investing into these little men.
becasue as much as i can pretend to act how i think i need to act- to be slightly embarrased by my eight year old in underwear and a cape- i am going to be a whole lot of honest right here right now- i am beyond proud... like moved to tears proud of them- the little one who does not give a %*@& what anyone thinks about him- completely enthralled in his imagination and world of being super caleb- with the super power of tape hands and a nemesis of metal- friend of the sharks (found on his underwear) and arch enemy of our friend josh. and the old one- who loves style and fashion and clothes and shopping- and buttoning up and tucking in his shirt and who is brave enough to wear it out becasue he likes it- not because he is trying to fit in- but becasue he is so secure in himself- and then this same boy who in the same breath can be so passionate about adreneline- snowboarding and skateboarding and new tricks- he is just... secure in his own body in EVERY way and I find myself impressed and a little jealous.
i took this photo on my phone. not set up- just a moment in my life with them. and it is my favorite photo to date- because it tells me i am doing a good job as a mom. i have a lot to do with this, and them. and i wonder if i walked in that idea a little more... i wonder what more could come- i have taught them to be confident and secure- and so need to walk that out myself and say it. i am a great mom... come on... look at these boys:)