Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Growing up

Lately, Jet has wanted Knight to do just about everything with or for him, instead of me. It's rather bittersweet. I find a part of me feeling relief that, finally, Jet is clinging to someone besides me. The rest of me, though, is a bit sad and my pride takes a lashing every now and then when he flat-out refuses to let me do something and asks for Knight instead.

Jet has also taken to repeating Knight, using both the same words and mannerisms. If Knight crosses his arms, Jet crosses his arms. If Knight stretches, Jet stretches.

I teasingly ask Knight if it makes him nervous, and he always says yes. I usually say, "Good." :P

The most amazing thing to me, though, is how actively Knight teaches Jet. I know that kids do "most" of their learning just by watching the adults around them and mimicking them, but Knight really does work hard to teach Jet how to be a gentleman.

Knight always compliments me and says thank you at dinnertime, and asks Jet to do the same. Jet has learned, and now he always says thank you when I serve him a meal.

Knight has worked to teach Jet to open and hold doors for ladies, and Jet opens the door for me to leave his playschool every single day.

I feel so very, very blessed to be married to such an amazing man. I know I loved Knight before we had Jet, but I love and respect him much more deeply and intensely now that we have Jet. There is someting so very primal and tender, all at the same time, that arises in my heart when I watch him interact with Jet.

Tonight, for the very first time, Jet said, "When I grow up, I'm going to be just like Daddy". It brought a tear to my eye to be able to say to him, "Yes... Yes, you are" and know that him growing up to be "like Daddy" would be a very good thing, indeed.

3 comments:

Lady M said...

What a little gentleman! (and the big one too)

Heather said...

Awww, how sweet. You are blessed!

Deanna said...

My little bro has always had a wonderful heart, but give credit where it is due....Damsel, you're a good woman, and it makes him want to be a better man. Love you both, and my little "gembelman", too.