The title of this post was taken from the song The Middle by Jimmy Eat World.
Yesterday Jaxon and I had the following conversation multiple times.
"Mom, I need fruit. I need a banana."
"Sweetie, we are out of fruit until I go to the store later on."
"WHAT?! No fruit?"
"No, I have to go to the store."
"But mom, I NNNNNEEEEEEEEDDDDDD fruit!"
I wasn't able to make it to the store yesterday and so I went around 3 this morning. Jaxon got up around 6:30 and as I was getting him dressed this happened.
"Hey, guess what I bought at the store this morning."
"Bananas and strawberries."
"What?! Those are my favorite! Thanks mom you are the best!"
After he ate breakfast he climbed up on the piano and grabbed a picture of all five kids taken last fall.
"Mom, these are my brothers and my sister. I just love them. They are my friends."
"Jaxon that is so sweet."
"Can you tell me who is in the picture?"
"Here is Sebastian, and Tyler, and Mason, and Jaxon, and Blake. They love me too."
"Mom, I just love them so much. They are my best friends."
There are moments, especially when things are really crazy around here, that I question our decision to have two more children. Don't get me wrong I love them terribly, but if I'm being honest, I often question my capability to handle five kids. Then, there are moments like these...Jaxon just climbed in my lap and was looking at this picture as I'm typing this post. He said.
"Oh mom! That's me with my picture. It's so cute. I just love this house and my family."
Now, I just need to read this post every time he does something that drives me a little nuts...like smear peanut butter on the walls. I really do love this life that I'm building for myself.