We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are." ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

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Monday, October 15, 2012

What Little Boys are Made of....

Moving here has been an adventure in and of itself. Navigating the new ward, new classes, new places to visit, and hoping that Lukas could find some friends to hang out with. Most of the kids his age have many siblings who are older, so getting together becomes quite a chore to those moms, and when they DO get together, sometimes Lukas becomes an outlet for their frustration as being the last kid (and I reflect as the 'last kid'... was I that kid? haha), so I keep waiting, watching, and hoping something clicks.

Then I met lots of other newer families in the ward, including Kristyn's. She's a mom of three kids who just moved here 2 weeks after we did. Her oldest, Thacker ("Backer" as Lukas calls him) is 5 and in Kindergarten. The younger boy, Bennett, is 5 months younger than Lukas, and then there's Baby Tatum who's just about 3-4 months old.  We asked her to babysit the boys during another night of those crazy Foster Care classes, and the boys had a blast, and played in the dirt out back. She was a little worried because he was so filthy that she dumped him in the tub with the other kids and washed his clothes. I couldn't have been happier. A dirty Lukas is a happy Lukas. And he loves baths. Especially if someone else jumps in. And I knew her a little by then from some sporadic dates for yoga, and was totally fine with it.  Lukas really likes Bennett and they play imagination games really well together. On this day, they even managed to get out the boogie boards and ride them down the hill. Lovin' it! (FYI: The bowties/ mustaches are just streamers pieces and painters' tape.)

I'm so grateful for all the little people friends he's made since moving here and am looking forward to being here for a long time. 

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I think our kids would get along s well. Even though I am so not outdoorsy, my girls both are. They are all about the dirt and their little girl friends can't understand it. What a cute boy you have!