This morning, my better half and I were happily cuddling in bed, when Mr. Austin decided to pounce into our room.
Austin: "Dad, it's MY turn to snuggle w/ Mom now."
Eric: "But I want to snuggle too. Why can't we both snuggle with her?"
Austin: "Because I need my mom still. I'm only 5 and so I need my mom." (sniff, sniff)
Eric: "Don't you think we ALL need moms?"
Austin: "Well, Mom needs her mom because she is a cancer grown-up. So, she needs her a lot right now."
The things that this child understands truly astounds me. For only being 5, and for knowing very little about the scope of what we're dealing with right now and the big "C", he does get it. What a special, sweet spirit he has! Oh, I just love him!