That struck a chord with me because no matter how much I am trying to be right down on his level, I am often multitasking with meals, dishes, cleaning, bills, email, or church assignments, and giving him the “I’ll be there in a minute” line over my shoulder.
When I put away the empty fort after I put Blake in bed, I found myself longing for the little boy that enthusiastically filled the cushions all day. Because Troy was right; he won’t want to include us in every detail of his life forever.
Blake’s deliberation in all of the tiny details of his imagination makes me want to be more deliberate in my mothering. I can’t ignore every distraction, but I don’t want to let disruptions that are postponable get in the way of this favorite age of mine.
I receive a receipt of affection, forgiveness, and trust on a daily basis from Blake, whether I deserve it or not. I may be the teacher, but I have a lot to learn from him. I hope that his imagination continues to inspire the rest of us.