This boy has my whole heart, and then some. He's amazing – quite literally. Since pretty much the day he was born, he has been dragged to and from baseball games, among other events for big brothers and sister. He's used to it, but that doesn't mean he has to like it. But he does, most of the time.
This weekend the two of us got to go to an out of town tournament with Kade. Day #1 we only had one game so his patience was not tested and he did great. Day #2 we had a double header so I thought I would be smart and stop by Walmart and allow him to pick out a Lego set to keep him occupied for those 2 games.
Overwhelmed doesn't even BEGIN to describe his emotions at this moment in time. He just kept saying, "there are SO MANY". And there were. For whatever reason, this Walmart was stocked to the brim with Lego sets! Smart mom that I am, I had already gone by Starbucks for my "energy" so I told him to take his time and make his decision wisely. I kid you not – we stood there for 30 minutes before he narrowed down his choice to even 2 or 3. I was happy though – I had my coffee and he was just giddily giggling and chattering about all the Lego sets that were before him. I love his words. I need to learn to appreciate them ALL THE TIME. Sometimes he has A LOT of words and I am selfish and I snap at him to just tone it down a level. But I need to stop doing that. His words are precious and sweet and genuine.
He literally wasted NO TIME in getting to work. I purposefully agreed to one of the more complex sets because I thought he would fill 2 games' worth of building with it, maybe even carry it over to the next day when we had 2 more games back to back.
1 game. That was all I got. And it wasn't a short game either. 7 innings. But he was so proud of his creation!
I'm so thankful for this boy. He goes along for the ride and rarely complains, which is why I don't mind rewarding him with the Legos. It's SO WORTH IT to me to give him something that makes him happy while I'm watching my boy do his thing on the baseball diamond. Thank you Little Man for being such a great, fun trooper! I love you to the moon and back!