"Ben, what are you eating?" I asked casually.
Ben giggled. "What do you think I'm eating?"
"Is it a toy?" I guessed.
He giggled again. "Nah, it's just a booger or somethin."
And now, after that lovely vignette, I will leave you with these two, very brief, videos of Ben's preschool Christmas performance from tonight. Here, he is the blonde boy in the center and as you can see he had two entire lines to sing "all by himself."
Go ahead, play it again, it may take you several tries to appreciate the awesomeness of his 2.5 second performance.
Let's just say he makes up in passion for what he lacks in subtlety. Or pitch. When he finished his song he backed up from the mic and waved his little heart out at his family. The five of us, sitting on the second row, roaring with laughter and waving right back at him.
And lastly, here he is
He is a boy, through and through. And he makes me laugh every single day.
And, gracious, he has my heart. Tucked right there in his pocket. With goodness knows what else.