Our bedtime routine includes reading a book, praying and singing a song. Derek is absolutely a book worm and has been since an early age. He loves reading the stories and just tonight, I realized that he has memorized a good chunk of Goodnight Moon. Doesn’t take much for this little parrot to learn…everyday I am more and more amazed on how bright Derek is. So, last night, we did our usual routine, I read him a book, we prayed together (I LOVE hearing his little voice as he repeats the words back to me during our prayer) and I sang to him “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”. As I began singing, Derek quickly joined in and we sang the whole song…together. It was definitely one of the most precious moments that I have had with him at this age and this truly made my heart melt. I immediately said, “Oh my gosh Derek, that was so awesome! You sang the whole song with me…mommy is so proud of you! You sang it so beautifully, you are just soooo precious!” To which Derek replied, “I’m not precious, I’m Derek!”
So tonight, we did the same routine, read a book, prayed, and sang a song. I intentionally sang Twinkle Twinkle again because I wanted to see if I would get the same reaction. So after we sang together, I cheered him on again and before I could say how precious he was, he interrupted me to tell me what I told him last night. He paraphrased exactly what I said to him last night, “Derek is so precious, yes I am. I made you proud. My voice is so beautiful. I’m such a precious singer.” Um, hullo, you’re just two and you just said that whole mouthful to me! My parrot has once again stolen the words right out of my mouth. It’s moments like these that make me feel so lucky to have such beautiful boys, my heart skip a beat and one proud momma! Sweet Dreams my beautiful boys.