Monday, March 03, 2008


MiniWarrior has a problem understanding that everything does not have feelings, IE: Sticks, rocks...

Lord V and I took him on a little hike along the Portland boardwalk this weekend, overlooking the Willamette River.

"Hey, Miniwarrior, let's toss sticks in the water and see who's races down the river faster." I said, picking up two sticks laying on the ground.

"No, Mom!" MiniWarrior exclaimed, his brow furled in anxious lines. "The sticks will get lonely!"

"Honey, the sticks won't get lonely."

"Why, don't sticks have feelings?"

"No, only things with souls have feelings." I explained.

oh cripes, how do I explain what a soul is to him now?

"And don't ask me what a soul is. I don't know if I can explain it to you."

"Oh, I know what a soul is." MiniWarrior said with a nod of his head.

"You do?"


"So, what do you think a soul is?" I asked, intensly curious as I have never really discussed religion or the various philosophies surrounding that topic with him.

"It's the place right here." He said thumping his chest by his heart. "It's the place that holds all my feelings and remembers them."

I blinked and stared at him for a minute, speechless in the face of amazing brilliance that is, MiniWarrior.

I reached over and enfolded him into my arms pressing him close to my soul. "You're absolutely right, MiniWarrior."

Absolutely, fantastically, right.


beth said...

isn't he absolutely amazing?!?!


Haphazardkat said...

Dragonlady: He humbles me.

Cindy said...

Amazing.....Truly AMASING!
That boy is a bright soul, and one I am glad to have gotten to know even a little through your words.

Cindy said...

Sorry about the typo...that should say AMAZING!

Sue said...

As a fellow mom, I could almost feel the way you felt when you held him! *warm smile*

Haphazardkat said...

Cindy: ...bright soul. That's a very good description of him! :) He lights up a room with his energy. Sometimes it's overwhelming energy! (lol)

Sue: I (sometimes) don't think I do justice in my attempt to describe this amazing little man :)

Peaceful said...

wonderful, just wonderful...

but I still have a hard time
with feeling that everything is alive.

Haphazardkat said...

Jadey: He gets upset when we throw anything away--like paper. I used wadded up newspaper to start a fire once in the fireplace and he was horrified--believing I was harming the paper. It's a bit disconcerting at times! :)

Aafrica said...

whoa, what a boy!

Flip Flop Momma said...

aww....thats so cool.

R U Serious?? said...

Sounds to me that he is an amazing boy!!! I cried reading this!

He will be a beyyer man than I am!! I am so proud of him..... and YOU!! You are a GREAT Momma and woman!!

That being blubbered out..

visit MY space and enjoy the adventurous FUN!! Termites are fun.... Right????
I have photos and everything!!! LOL!
Luv Ya Kat!!!!

R U Serious?? said...

That was BETTER!! Sheesh!
MiniWarrior never ceases to amaze me!!!

R U Serious?? said...

Just wanted to wish you, MiniWarrior and Lord V a most Perfect weekend!!

Slick said...

The boy has a good head on his shoulders Kat...

Very smart, very smart indeed

Quindigo said...

Could you ask him where socks go in the dryer? I think he might have the answer... :)

Laoch of Chicago said...

How art thou?

Haphazardkat said...

Aafrica: He stumps me at times!!

Flipflop: I think special needs kids are little miracles in disguise :)

Bob-a-roo: I'm sorry I haven't been around--been BUSYYYY!! *pants*
I am finally taking the day off. *hug-a-roos!*

Slick: He does, doesn't he? Hmm...wonder where he gets it?? :D

Q: I asked--he had no answer. I think he's in kahoots with the sock elves...

Laochie: Grand--but busy!! :) How art thou?