I often say that it is the little things that bring me joy. Those same little things can also bring profound sadness. Oliver has been obsessed with the Dora book "What Will I Be?" for the past few weeks. He takes it back and forth with him to the car, he has taken it to school and doctor appointments. For some reason, he has grown very attached to this board book. I didn't think anything of it until Matt pointed out the sad irony.
What will I be when I grow up? We have all asked ourselves that question....I still ask myself that question. Matt and I often say that Waverly & Oliver would be dentists if they could - Wavey loves to touch our teeth and Oliver loves a Dora book about going to the dentist. I hate the conditional IF in that sentence.
To Oliver he is simply enjoying the pictures in a book, but to me it is a constant reminder that their lives are much too short.