My little long-eyelashed lovebug has always had an extra special place in his heart for his Mommy. Lately, R has seriously become an appendage to my body. He doesn't want to walk anywhere in public-- he insists on being carried. He cannot sit in anyone else's lap but Mommy's. I have to push his stroller or grocery cart. I am not allowed out of his sight. His Daddy & I are really struggling with if, when & how to encourage a bit more independence in him.
Ironically, he has no problem being dropped off in the church nursery or at Mothers' Morning Out, but when I am around he is SUPER clingy. It breaks my heart to know that there will come a day when he wants nothing to do with his un-cool Mommy and I will long for his clinginess, but right now I am not sure what, if anything, I should do.
* These pictures are what I see when I look down throughout much of the day. I was wearing a khaki skirt this afternoon.
The upside to all our "quality time" is that I have heard some hilarious quotes from him in the last couple of days.
Tonight we were strolling around the neighborhood before bedtime and I said, "You know what guys? God has big plans for you. You are going to do something very special in this world." Daddy commented how thankful he was that I told them things like that, that he remembers his Mom saying the same thing to him...and that he believed it! So feeling inspired, I asked R what he was going to do for God. He looked right at me and said, "Play toys!"
I suppose we ARE told in the Bible, "Whatever you do, do it to the glory of God." :-)