Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I try, really I do, but today's picture is just too precious to not to say SOMETHING.
I came upstairs to find this scene the other day...Alek reading to Maddie.
And the great thing is, I see this all the time.
These two really have a special relationship. Not that all four of my kids don't get along great...they do. But these two ADORE each other.
From the moment Maddie stepped off that plane Alek has done everything he can to take care of Maddie.
And the feeling is definitely mutual.
He ties her shoes every morning...
drags carries his backpack in the house after a long day at school (if there aren't any books in it!)
He scoots her up to the table at dinner...
She puts his dishes in the sink.
He gives her a ride on his bike...
She plays ball with him.
Shhh...don't tell anyone, but I've even seen him play Barbie's with her - of course, he was Ken. ;>)
The only thing Maddie does that seems to drive Alek nuts is Maddie still calls him 'Wally'. Over a year after bringing her home, and almost a year since she got her hearing aids, he's still Wally...and I have a feeling he always will be.
That's just fine with me. And I think underneath it all its fine with Alek too...he just doesn't want her doing it in front of his friends.
It hurts his 'cool factor'.
So we're teaching her to pronounce his name...which she CAN do...she just prefers Wally. And I imagine she always will.
I hope I'm still around to hear her call him Wally when they're in their 30s! :)