Every week we go to the library and the younger boys pick out picture books for use at our daily story time. Right after I finish a story, Captain Earthquake will sigh a tiny sigh of contentedness. I wonder if he knows I’ve noticed it.
Whenever any of the boys asks me for something and I agree, they hiss “Yessssssss” under their breath. I wonder if they know how much that rewards me.
The boys have been creating involved story lines and acting out imaginary characters and having adventures together outside. I wonder if they know I secretly watch them whenever I can.
I wonder if they know how much I love to hear them laugh.
The older boys will be 11 years old in 3 weeks. I wonder if they know how proud I am of them.
We’re talking about getting a puppy later this summer. I wonder if they know how much work it will be.
I wonder if they know how much love a puppy can inspire.
The younger boys are 6 and a half. I wonder if they know how often they make me smile.
What do you wonder about your kids?
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