We went to visit my in-laws today. It is always so nice to see them and watch them with my boys. It's interesting to watch other people's reactions to your children. I'm so busy trying to make sure that they are behaving that I miss out on some of the small moments and memories that happen. I didn't miss this one though.....
I believe that we had just finished having my belated birthday cake (TO DIE FOR! Raspberry Dream cake with white chocolate shavings on top. YUM!) when all of the sudden, I heard thumping noises. My fork had just left my mouth, so I wasn't able to ask what was going on...which was probably a good thing.
Out of the corner of my eye, I see my oldest son pass through the doorway. At first, I thought that he was pretending to be a dog or possible a cat...why else would he be crawling on the floor? Then he moved a littler farther, his shoulders had shifted from one side to the next. Was his sore leg hurting him again? Those gosh darn growing pains have been taking their toll on him lately. Then I noticed that his shirt was pulled up against his neck. By this time, I had savored my mouthful of cake and was ready to ask what he was doing, and then I saw J...saddled up on his back.
My youngest had his legs dangling from the side of T. He shifted with T as he crawled along the hard floor. J's fingers were tightly gripped along T's collar while he tried not to slide off the back end of the "pony." A smile spread from one side of his face to the other. T's face was a carbon copy.
I couldn't help but let out a little chuckle and savor the moment. I just love when my boys play together. They truly are the best of friends...I hope that it always stays like this.
Now I just need to teach J how to tap his spurs into T's side....or maybe not.