So Happy

May 6, 2014 § 1 Comment

Before you go thinking that newborn babies don’t care what’s going on, consider this: Until last week, one of Eldyn’s biggest unrealized dreams in life was for the chance to go into the coffee shop some morning with his dad. Alone. While Hiram and I waited outside in the car.

Why is this his dream, you ask?

Because Eldyn wants to do every single thing his big brother does and also because until Eldyn was out of his bucket car seat (approximately age 1,) he and I waited in the car while Hiram and Brad ran in for coffee.

Whenever Eldyn asks for this scenario, we always respond the same way. “Eldyn, you get to decide what you do, Hiram decides what he does.” Much to Eldyn’s dismay, Hiram always decides he wants to go too.

Then last week we pointed this out to Hiram. We told him we thought it would make is brother really, really happy if he let Eldyn go into the shop alone. We suggested he stay in the car as a way to be amazing. Very nice. The best big brother in the world.

I was skeptical. I didn’t think Hiram was old enough to get it. But then on Tuesday, when Eldyn expressed his wishes, we turned to Hiram and said, “What do you think?”

Hiram didn’t answer. He sat in his seat with a funny look on his face. He didn’t say a thing.

But he also didn’t get out of the car. He stayed put and so did the funny look.

“Look how happy he is,” I said to Hiram as we watched Eldyn and his dad make their way to the coffee shop door.

“Are you so happy you want to cry?” he asked me.

“Yes,” I said.



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