Braydon and I seem to be a whole lot alike.
We get frustrated at the same type of stuff, we both like to be right, we both try to push the edge a little to see what we can pull off. We are both quick to think on our feet and curious to see the world. We both like to make sure it's going to be ok, and we are the first to help out a friend. We are both leaders, we both like to be in charge, and neither of fond of the other one of us when they do the same thing to us. Yes, we fight. He is the child that frustrates me.
Braydon is my serious side of myself. It's the side that is always there, but I wish I would let free. It's the one that makes me be the coordinator of the friends, the one who makes sure that the lunches are made on time, the one that knows what the priority should be. He does not do well with time constraints, and neither do I.
And when we are both rushing out the door, we get mad. We get mad at ourselves but we take it out on each other. There, I just admitted, I am not perfect!
BUT, you take us out of a time crunch, and together we are kindred spirits. His love for nature matches mine. His passion to be free in the wilderness and run amongst the trees and I am right there with him. His respect for Mother Nature and appreciation of where we live makes me happy to be there with him.
So last Friday we hit Lynn Headwaters. Just us two again, the best of pals. The watch left at home and the canyon our playground. Over the suspension bridge, him leading the way, me following with my camera.
As he grows, my photo shoots are more limited with him. But this day, it was smiles, giggles, full out laughter. He is the one that makes me laugh so hard I cry. Yes, the serious one makes me laugh that hard. Some hiking, some ice cream and some time together - a perfect morning.
I have noticed that my little boy, well is quickly leaving the childhood. So when I get these days together, I treasure them. And when we have mornings like we did today, I am glad that I have the photos, the memories and the wisdom to get a big kiss before bedtime.