I’m skipping a blog about James or dieting today to talk about Miles.

First of all, Miles was born cooler than I will ever be.

He has so many friends and is invited to so many things that this weekend, we jokingly said, “Can we limit his friends?” He includes the kid that isn’t always included, he helps the kid he accidentally tripped during basketball, he plays with his brother, and he still enjoys us. We must remind ourselves that the day will come that he won’t think we’re very cool or funny anymore…

Miles will be 10 this month and he continues to amaze me when I least expect it. I told him that all I wanted for Christmas was something made by him. On Friday he came home from school and said, “Mom, you’ll get your Christmas wish and I’m going to make some for the rest of our family too!” Once we got home, he went in his room, turned on music, and spent the next few hours working on Christmas presents for the family – me, Casey, James, Matt, Ayana, Grandma, Grandpa, Great-Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, etc etc etc. And what makes it so great and so genuine is that he did it of his own accord.

Later that night we played Uno Attack before bed. James was enjoying watching the Uno cards fly towards his face as we were attempting to keep the game going. Miles then says, “Who wants to just enjoy James?” We laugh at James and just enjoy each other as we discover a new way to use the Uno Attack game.

Miles proceeds to say that he wishes we didn’t see a commercial for one of James’ favorite toys because he was going to save up his marble jars and money to buy it for him for Christmas.

I am proud of Miles, of how easy-going, insightful, kind, funny, smart, and charming he can be. One minute he is playing Call of Duty with a friend and the next he is singing ABCs with James and helping him build a tower. I am so very lucky for the wonderful children I have, a wonderful co-parenting relationship and a remarkable husband to enjoy Miles’ accomplishments and awesomeness with.

The holiday season brings out the sap in me. And tonight I feel sappy. I think I will sneak in Miles’ room and give him a big mom kiss before I go to bed. I am so thankful for him and couldn’t imagine my life any other way.

2 thoughts on “Miles

  1. Suzy, wow, I didn’t even know you had another baby. How clueless is that? They are both great, though. I found this through your posting on Facebook. It is wonderful to know that you all are doing so well. Come visit!
    All the best,

    • Suzy, I was really touched by your post. As a Mom of a son, I can appreciate your relationship with Miles (and little James) and the beauty of how a Mother can connect with her son and appreciate all of his wonderful qualities. Miles certainly has a wonderful soul, and you are very blessed. Merry Christmas! Love, Diane

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