Austin made me so proud of him on Wednesday.
The best part was when two other moms came out and intentionally found me to tell me what a wonderful son I have. Hannah has volleyball practice on Wednesdays in the mornings and this really messes up our homeschool day. What are the other five of us suppose to do for two and a half hours and one of us is only two? The other day I decided that we would drop Hannah off, take the recycling, and then hang out at the library. It was a perfect plan and it turned out more perfectly than I thought.
We got to the library just as they were starting their toddler reading time. Austin said, “Please let me take Mattie Claire.” He enjoys going to the library, but he goes in already knowing what he wants, which lately has been any book in the Alex Rider series. I agreed to let him take her into the 30 minute toddler time looking forward to my bit of peace and quiet. A little bit of mommy time was just what I needed after Tuesday, but that’s another story.
After 15 minutes I decided that I should check on him to make sure she was behaving and that he was OK. Well, for security reasons they lock the doors and you can’t get in after they have started. Sure, you can talk to the librarian and she will let you in, but my reason wasn’t exactly an emergency so I decided to just wait it out. At 10:35 here came Mattie Claire running across the library with her construction paper penguin and bursting at the seams with stuff to tell me. They danced, listened to stories, sang, played in the bubbles, and did a craft. She had a blast. He said that she was the loudest baby in there because she was so excited.
The best part was when two other moms came out and intentionally found me to tell me what a wonderful son I have. They were very moved with the way that he interacted with Mattie Claire and how he took care of her. They could tell that he loves her very much. I don’t think I could have been smiling any bigger. I am very proud of Austin. He is a great son and he does love his baby sister beyond belief. They are looking forward to next Wednesday for the toddler reading time.
That is absolutely beautiful. Oh Allyson, what a treasure 🙂
It’s amazing, isn’t it? We really don’t often get to see the fruit of our parenting. Good job, Allyson and David… you should be proud!