Eli can be such a handful for me sometimes. Especially lately it seems he has really been testing my patience. But last night the kid totally redeemed himself, and made me realize he can be a sweetheart sometimes.
Eli's great-grandparents gave him a little two wheeler but the tires needed to be fixed. We finally got it fixed the other day, and now all he wants to do is ride his new bike. He talks about it all the time and just loves it. So we clear the cars out of the garage and he just rides circles for extended periods of time, 9because it is so darn cold he can't actually ride it outside).
Well, last night we went out to dinner and then to Ross. Of course while we were out he kept saying when we got home he wanted to ride his bike. (He actually calls it a bicycle, because the grandparents that gave it to him call it that and so he is convinced it is a bicycle, not a bike). While we were out and about I started to get a migraine (again!) so we come home and I go straight to my room and lie down. Eli goes out and rides his bike, while Ryan takes care of Hallie. A couple minutes later Eli comes in my room. I say, "Hey bud, why aren't you out riding your bike?" He says, "Because I just want to come in here and lay by you so you will feel better".So of course, I jump on the chance to snuggle the cute little kid, because he never lets me snuggle him. And I felt so good knowing that he chose me over his beloved bicycle. Mom-1 Bicycle-0. YES!
As we are laying there he is being so good, and not very wiggly (amazing!) and I ask him what he is thinking about. He says, "I am just thinking about how much funner it will be when you don't have a migraine anymore. Then he says, "And it makes me sad when you are sick".Awww. What a sweet little boy. He does care about his mom. He made my whole night.