They love these blocks. I’ve been a mama of two boys for almost two and-a-half years now and am still mesmerized by their relationship. Sometimes they drive each other crazy, but most of the time they are a perfect pair. Lately they’ve been into stacking blocks together. Søren stops to exclaim, “We are building a tower, mama!” just before he knocks it to the ground. He stacks the blocks up again, and after awhile he stops knocking them down intentionally. Isn’t it funny how at such a young age kids learn the power of building something up?
It starts with blocks, sometimes only two at a time, then evolves into towers that stand over their head. Before you know it the “I love you Mama” that was once whispered softly in your ear becomes the deafening silence of a teenager. I usually get a strange look when I share that my boys are 8 and-a-half years apart, but I feel like the time between them is just enough to make me fully appreciate the stage of life they are in at this moment. So if you need me I’ll be here, ever present in this moment of blocks and towers and love and silence.
A portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2014. To see the whole series, click here.