Just the Loves of My Life

Do you ever have those moments in parenting where you’re like, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING.

Half the time I don’t even know what to say to Lucas.

Yesterday I thought he was sleeping. I was downstairs and I started to hear noises, so I walked upstairs. He was on top of the bathroom counter, the medicine cabinet was open, the lids of our pills and vitamins were off and there was soap and lotion everywhere.

I just stared at him.

Ummmmm. What are you doing??

“I’m doing my chores, just like you are doing!”

I asked him if he put any of the pills in his mouth and he told me, “No. Those are only for adults.” Thankfully he was telling the truth and he was fine. Oh my goodness that could have been awful. I am VERY proud of him for not putting any in his mouth. Apparently medicine with a child proof lid up high in cabinet doesn’t really mean child proof. 





He is asking me all sorts of questions.

How do you drive a car?
How do you cook eggs? 
How do you cook oatmeal?
How do the trees move?
Why is he a construction worker?
How does the light turn green?
What is that man doing?
Why is the sun in my eyes?


All that in a 10 minute car drive.


I got a pop the other day. He asked what I was drinking.

“Oh, it’s a pop.”
” A pop is not healthy. You shouldn’t drink that.”
” I know Lucas, you are right. My stomach is probably going to hurt now since I drank that pop.”
“Pop is for adults only.”
“Well I am an adult.”
“No you are a mommy!”

I am very proud of him. He has his/my phone number memorized. We’ve been working on that for a while and he was pretty close but now he is perfect at reciting it!

Now I am working on teaching him his address. He knows he lives in Alaska but he doesn’t know his address. It’s so fun teaching him new things and when he gets it I am so excited and proud!

Lucas LOVES to cook. I seriously can’t keep him out of the kitchen. I thought about buying him his own set of cheap stuff to use. Of course he wants to use all the real appliances. Today I made him use water only and a little bit of flour and oatmeal because I thought it was the cheapest food we had in the house.


He helps me clean it up. He knows that is part of cooking. His daddy taught him well.

Joshua loves to read books. He brings me books all the time and sits on my lap so cute. He says “duck” and almost said “Rabbit” the other day. He also LOVES it when the tv is on. He actually grabs the remote and hands it to me, whining to turn it on. Ha. Today I turned it on for a second and then turned it off and he started this pitiful cry! It was so funny.

Joshua and Lucas sat on the couch for 10 minutes together today at watched Leap Frog.

That is when you look over and see two blonde hair boys and you just melt to the floor in pure mommy joy and love and thankfulness.

I was talking a friend – he has two older boys and his youngest child is a girl – about the differences between boys and girls. I was like, “is your daughter easier than the boys were/are?” He goes, “Oh yeah!! She is SO easy!”

I love this baby so much. He really needs a hair cut. He’s got the shaggy look goin’ on. I am scared to cut it though. He is just so funny but oh my gosh, he is SO dramatic. He literally gets on the floor and does a temper tantrum. He’s only 15 months old! Who does this?? It’s so funny. I am like, what are you doing child? It’s just a water bottle! I will give it to you in a minute!

He loves to do anything his brother is doing. He says “bye bye” pretty well. And he signs please and when he does I give him anything he wants.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

4 thoughts on “Just the Loves of My Life

  1. Boys are so amazing- I have two boys almost the exact same age as yours and it is the greatest honour to get to be their mom. They're so amazing (crazy, but amazing).

  2. I really enjoy the way you talk about your boys, with so much love, respect, and happiness. Lucas seems so smart and wise for his age. My son recently turned 1 and he has been throwing 'tantrums' for a few weeks now. All I can say is, ” are you serious?” ha!

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