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Be Still My Heart…

The kid has it all.

He’s serious.  I call him a “deep thinker”.

He’s quirky.  I call him charismatic and captivating.

He’s bull-headed.  I call him determined.

He’s funny.  I call him witty.

He’s so DRAMATIC.  I call him riveting. :)

This is a prime example….

It all started while showing a little love toward our pup.  Innocent enough, right?

Awww, you say.  So sweet.  BUT, it went from sweet and loving to…

Attack pup on the loose.  Yep, I don’t have a photo of the next scene, because I had to rescue Ty from said pup.  In no time, Echo (our pup), was on top of Ty licking and scratching and just getting plain ‘ole excited.  You know how pups are, right?  Well, apparently, it was NOT fun for Ty.   He immediately burst into tears.

At this point, I tell him (because I’m into tough love and all) to “get tough”.  I go on to explain that we live in the country and dogs are gonna jump on you…yadda yadda yadda.  I finish off by telling him if he can’t take the heat, go in and take a nap.  He’s obviously tired.  It’s not really like him to wail loudly over a pup jumping on him.  He is an animal lover, after all.

This was him during our one-sided conversation.

and right afterward (once I’d mentioned the “n” word.  N-A-P)

Oh, the drama….

Usually, in instances like these, it’s best to tease him a bit or tell him a couple of jokes, which I proceeded to do.

Slowly, but surely, this magnificent and warm-hearted little boy started to forget the drama.

Then I pulled out my secret weapon.  I said, “POOPY”.  Yep, I did.

Just look what that one word does for our bull-headed boy.

And finally, a discussion (again, one-sided) of how lucky he is to have such an amazing and spectacular MAMA who loves him.

Aww, yes.  There it is.  That smile.  Those eyes.

And the world was right again.

Be still my heart.

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  • Brandi Moore - March 4, 2010 - 9:36 pm

    I love it! Sounds just like my daughter – the drama portion especially! He is such a cutie.

  • Jennifer - March 4, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    We too know drama around here far to well. It must be a 5 year old thing!! Ty looks so grown up in these pictures…they grow WAY to fast!

  • Shannon - March 5, 2010 - 9:27 am

    That is to cute !!! I love the stories behind all of the pictures !!!

  • Katherine - March 10, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Sometimes in a very stern voice Chad or I will say to Courtney, “Courtney…we have something really important to tell you and it is best you pay attention…are you listening.” In which she replies, “yes ma’am or sir” (depending) Then we’ll go, “POOP!”. She thinks it is the funniest thing.

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