Monday, 8 March 2010

I highly recommend it

Shaune said something funny the other day.

We were watching Deaglan play and he looked at me, wistful, and said, I don't know how I'm ever gonna love this new guy as much as I love him (pointing to Deaglan). I think he'll always be my favourite.

I knew it wouldn't be true but I kind of knew what he meant. When a child takes over your universe the way ours has, it's impossible to imagine making room for another.
And yet we know you do and love that one just as fiercely as the first. All the things that are said of having children are true. Suddenly your heart has legs and is walking around outside of your body. Every new thing he learns, it's as if you are seeing it for the first time too. Life takes on a renewal process because you can't help but see it through his eyes.

You start to remember the magic of things again, like eating freshly fallen snow, or staring up at a horse for the first time.

We went to a local sugar bush yesterday where we ate locally made maple syrup, and toured the grounds on a horse drawn trolley.


  1. Life through a child's eyes is magical and inspirational. My oldest boy (13) actually gave me one of those moments yesterday. He wants desperately to ice skate because he wants to play hockey. Yesterday, he and I spent 2 hours on the rink. You should have seen the happiness in his eyes when he got around the rink on his own without falling. I felt like I was watching him take his first steps all over again. A bonding moment with my teenager. I guess they do happen too :)

    Love all the pictures Kim! You look radiant.

  2. Love the photos - looks like such a great outing and wonderful family bonding.

    I have to admit, we used to say the same thing about T Rex before our little one came along. We would marvel how we could love another child like we love him. And we don't love her the same. But we definitely love her as much. It was like the moment she came out of the womb and we looked at her for the first time, another space in our hearts opened up and we instantly loved her.

    Of course, she does not interact with us like T Rex does - not yet. But every day she gets cuter and more like a little person and less like a newborn. I always see newborns as glorified fetuses. She's losing that neonate look and it's easier to bond with and feel a connection - I think.

    Just wait, you'll see what I mean.

    Be well and I'll be putting a package in the mail to you later this week.

    Oh, I LOVE the granola, in case I haven't mentioned it before. I have to go back to the store for more makings this week - I'm eating it on everything! I might even be sharing it on my blog soon as my latest obsession.

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  4. I was really afraid of this, since I loved my first son so intensely. But I was so, so wrong. Now I couldn't begin to decide on a favorite.

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  7. So true. I remember telling my husband, when I was crying because I had to leave Noah in the hospital and go home without him, "I can't explain it, it is like I love him from my guts. It is like my guts are on the outside of me." Great photos and I am so sure that love will multiply. :)


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