I was on my way out to Pilates the other night and I make JJ lock the screen door behind me and I said thank you to him. He asked me why I was thanking him, and I said because you’re you. As I got into the car to drive off I realised I meant it.
He exasperates me to my absolute limits at time, but that’s one of the ‘joys’ of parenting is it not?
We have some great conversations though. I love that he helps me see things through a different light.
He asked me the other day what I see when I think of different numbers. I just see the number I realised. When he thinks of the number six he sees darkness in the middle and glowing red eyes on the outside. And that’s not a one-off, it’s just what he sees. And he sees different things for different numbers. WOW! Do other people see something else when they think of numbers?
Below are a series of images I took last weekend when he was on the trampoline. I bought this trampoline when he was about two and he’s just turned 11. I replaced the mat a few months ago and I’m really glad I did because he still uses it.
It’s not easy to put a new mat on a trampoline let me tell you. It took two adults a while and a lot of strength and grunting to get that mat on.
This photo one was his favourite.
The one below is one of my favourites.