Mockingbird

I have spent numerous hours with many different kids after babysitting for about 8 years now. As many people know, kids can say or do the cutest (or sometimes most shocking) things. A few stories I don’t want to forget…


Back in October my Grandma was in the hospital after breaking her hip, and my mom, my cousin & her kids, and I went to visit her. Somehow we got on the topic of Jesus and my little 4 year old [boy] cousin Christian said to her (his Great-Grandma), “Jesus is in your hip!!”
It was so sweet.

I used to babysit this little boy [Sam] every Friday night, from the time he was a baby until he was about 4 or 5 years old. We became really close after I watched him grow up and saw him every week. I wish I would of written down stories or things he used to say. I hardly remember specific things anymore. I know I would have looked back and enjoyed the memories. I do remember our movie was “Finding Nemo”; we watched it every time!! Eventually “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” replaced that (yes even after Christmas). The thing we would ALWAYS play is trains. He had these little wooden train tracks that we put together (always a different design). One absolutely adorable story I remember is one night I was trying to teach him the “Mockingbird” lullaby after reading it in a book. He memorized the whole thing (I’m guessing he was about 3 years old). It was so precious when he sang it. I can still remember that memory.

“Hush little baby, don’t say a word. Momma’s gonna buy you a mockingbird. And if that mockingbird won’t sing, Momma’s gonna buy you a diamond ring…..”

I get to babysit him this Saturday for the first time in probably a year or longer. He’s all grown up now! (Okay well kindergarden seems grown up to me).

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