The hubby & I have four of the best kids on planet Earth. That's just common knowledge around here.
Everywhere we go people stop and point and say, "Look! There goes that Source Family...they have four of the best kids on the planet, you know!" And then they follow us around begging for pics and autographs.
Well, ok, not really.
I mean, for the most part, I have no complaints. They're all good kids, and they don't really give us much trouble. Usually. Well, we are knee-deep in teenage attitude from time-to-time and none of them is ever especially excited to clean toilets or wash the dog. On the whole, though, I wouldn't trade them in for newer models or anything.
This kid, though:
I think Hubby and I agree on this boy. He's without a doubt the sweetest and most kind-hearted one.
Never complains about chores.
No, seriously. HE NEVER gripes about helping out.
As a matter of fact, he almost always volunteers to load the dishwasher or sweep the floor.
He's up at dawn every Saturday that his dad is off work, dressed and ready to head out to the Farmer's Market and hang with Dad for a few hours. Never mind sleeping in on a weekend morning.
And it has nothing to do with the gravy biscuits and hash browns his dad feeds him, either!
It's almost impossible to make him mad, too. He takes everything in stride.
Even Mom sticking a camera in his face while he's trying to watch tv.
He's not even fazed by the dog trying to lick his brains out through his nose!
So, when we heard about the lunar eclipse...the one that coincided with winter solstice...the one that turned the moon red...the one that was supposed to be more spectacular than any other lunar eclipse since some time in the 1600's...
Naturally this one was thoughtful enough to wake me up at 2:30 am to sit out in the freezing yard and watch the wonders of the sky with him. Because he loves his mom so much, you know?