I can't quite put it in words the role that Emmett is playing in my life right now. He's a breath of fresh air. He's a joy to be around. He makes my heart smile numerous times a day. It is Emmett who makes my grey day sunny again. In often stressful days, when I'm low on patience, when my love tank is feeling empty, when my eyes are brimming with tears - Emmett provides the much needed word of encouragement, loving snuggles, or treats the other children with tenderness when I'm all out. He inspires me to be a better mom. Seeing how he talks to Eisley reminds me of how I need to speak to others. His frequent "thank yous" or "I love yous" show me how much these words mean.
Emmett will often say things like this, "Mom, thank you so much for making me a peanut butter and nutella sandwich!", "Mom, thank you so much for staying down here with me.", "Mom, do you know that I love you?"
This boy makes me day. And I'm enjoying it while it lasts!
Note: This does not mean that Emmett is with out his snappy comebacks, his tantrums, and his whining. He is a 3 year old human after all!