kate5kiwis: you're the voice


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Monday, September 21, 2009

you're the voice

Sam, you're twelve today. twelve going on twenty-something. actually, you've been going on twenty-something for quite a while. i noticed you at the park on thursday, after your guitar lesson. you are all intuitiveness and awareness of others, with the peripheral vision of a fly. seriously, i have never seen a kid so aware of keeping the younger ones happy. slowing the roundy-roundy down so that someone with shorter legs can keep up with the pushing speed. going to check on a random kid who's face planted after spinning off said roundy-roundy. calling to your brother to make sure that he's listening to another random kid who wants to get off.

you are the family's cool-o-meter. you even make pink-and-white surf shorts look cool with a red-and-yellow-and-black shirt. i don't know anyone else who could do that. your current fave musician is van halen, and this morning before school, you got a *singstar* on the singstar.

and this year - oh how i have waited for this to happen - this year you have fallen in love with books. not just the comics you've been reading for the last three years. books, with words and chapters. not that there's anything wrong with comics. and the other thing is that you're finding your own voice with a pen. i knew that would happen too.

but that's not all. three weeks ago you got a rabbit. Thumper. a hand me along from a friend's sister. yeah. and every day without being asked you clean out his cage. and you even let Daddy take him for a walk. well, actually, Daddy sneaks him out while you're at school, but hush, i won't tell if you won't.


Blogger Steve said...

Super cool kid with super cool parents. Lots of luck and happiness all round I'd say...


10:39 PM  
Blogger Hay said...

Happy Birthday Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*sniff* I miss u guys...

8:26 AM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

Oh please give sam a big birthday squeeze from us.
He is a joy. I just love spending time with him - and getting more handsome by the minute.

I just love his " coolamete" Some kids just have it.

I know one like that - read away sam.
I dn't know what it is about these gorgeous boys, my Tink has it too, he loves our wee Bella to bits, maybe it's the tactile thing, not sure but I just love the way he is with her.

xx blessings sweet family.

9:58 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Loving and learning about and watching our children grow is so incredible!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Happy Birthday to Sam! You and Hay always make me want to have another kid or two. :)

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Sam too! What a beautiful tribute to your gorgeous son. Sounds like he's a fabulous person with a wonderful soul. And how gorgeous is that rabbit! Have fun and enjoy (like you all always do!). Sarah x :)

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Reluctant Blogger said...

Happy Birthday Sam. Sorry I am a day late. But hey, birthdays should last a week I reckon!

Very cute bunny too. I SOOOOO love bunnies.

4:37 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Oh what a sweet post from such a loving mama with such an obviously loving and adorable son who has a sweet bunny.....oh my, there's gooey sweet stuff running all over the monitor! I love how you describe your children, Kate, so loving and respectful all wound together :)

Happy Birthday, Sam!

and Welcome to Cute Bunny-you have just landed in the midst of the coolest family in NZ, you lucky bunny!

4:58 PM  

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