If I wasn't his mom, I would still love him.
Some things to remember:
E talks a lot and has a lot of loving and funny things to say. One night he talked about a little girl from class:
"I'd like to compliment Lila on how well she draws unicorns because she draws them way better than you would expect for her age."
This is the same little girl E bought a little stuffed unicorn for (with his allowance). She sent him a thank you note with $ .21 and said, "I like it and I love it."
Pretty much sums up those two sweethearts!
He bought her the unicorn for a "forgiveness," as he put it. He went on and on about how they had a misunderstanding. He thought she pushed him, but it was an accident.
E went on and on about how he called her a terrible name.
I asked him what it was. Finally, under his breath, he said, "I called her a Pusher."
A PUSHER! This is the worst thing he's ever called anyone. Bless his heart. This level of innocence will be leaving soon and so I cherish every second of it.
This year our beloved Linus died. Elliot so believes in Heaven and God and endless love.
In talking about Linus with wings in Heaven:
"One thing I know is that Heaven is the only place where there's real magic."
E is an absolute joy and light. He is funnier than most adults. I have no worries about this little human. He is going to change the world for the better. I am a mom, and I can say all of this. And I mean it.