But damn it if the kid isn't turning into me a little! Always day dreaming, dressing up, pretending. Oh man I love it. He has football at school on a Fridays. He likes it but spends a large portion of the time wandering around on the outskirts of the game clearly daydreaming. The other mums laugh not unkindly at his little antics. Tim watches on baffled while I just smile, seeing myself in little boy form. And these days he is always drawing, colouring, painting and making. I love it so much.
When Lucas was born everybody who gazed upon him exclaimed 'Oh Sian he looks EXACTLY like you'
'I know' I'd say proudly 'exactly like I did as a baby'.
But unlike me Lucas is so strong and naturally coordinated. He can at 3 years old kick and throw a ball. All day he climbs, he jumps, he rolls, he jumps some more. Swimming, riding his bike, he takes to it all quite naturally. I love watching him move.
He is fearless.
The things that make you different are usually the things that make you beautiful.
I want them to grow up to feel good about themselves.
I want them to embrace the things that make them and others unique.
I want them to dance like no one is watching.
I want them to have courage.
I want them to always be kind and compassionate to others.
I want them to be able to live their life with an appreciation of the moment,
for the simple pleasures of everyday.
And I really want them to become who they truly are.