Three Wild Things

"All good things are wild and free." ~ Thoreau Mom to three wild boys. Capturing them with my iPhone to remember it all. Instashop: @shopthewildthings
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He is home. He is home and he is safe and his limbs are longer and he has stories of summer adventures all his own to share with us. Overnight fishing trips in the Pacific Ocean catching tuna and sleepovers with his cousins. And as much as it was painful to have him gone so long, as much as I ached for him and counted the days until he returned, I also kept telling myself to be at peace with this ache. Because the truth is, one day, before any of us are ready for it, they'll leave us. They'll go out into the world and have lives. They'll spend more time with their friends, leave for college, travel, have girlfriends or boyfriends, careers and families. Sometimes, they'll forget to call or email. And although I work so hard to keep them close to me, I work just as hard to fill in the void of their absence, to accept their distance. Because the truth is, we are raising them to leave us. #sohappymybabyishome
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jamiemenna : ❀️
naemaelynn : Well said! πŸ‘πŸ˜’
butterbean10 : tears
ashleydoctor24 : ❀️😭. Just go ahead and write a book already!!!! Seriously. You're crazy talented. I got chills reading this. 😘😘😘 @threewildthings
leahsunshine : Oh goodness this made me so sad and so happy at the same time.
babybluewren : Beatifully written and heartbreakingly true. 😒
leahsunshine : Perfect picture friend!
fromours2yours : So beautiful and made me tear thinking of my little man... I cherish every second.
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Cousins, who hadn't seen each other in a year, just before they had to say goodbye once again. #goodbyessuck #thereweretears
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rikinaynay : πŸ™Š this is too cute and sweet for words. It's like a Reese's peanut butter cup s'more dipped in chocolate with a side of strawberries.
lica765 : Oh the sweetness! It's hard to say goodbyeπŸ˜” did you notice that the sunshine on the wall behind them looks like a cloud with raindrops falling? That goes with the sucks theme..
threewildthings : @lutis 😘😘😘
threewildthings : @pavree These two are so sweet together. My boys' only cousin and he's a special one. ❀️
threewildthings : @kksweda They really are sweet together. My boys' "favorite" and only cousin. πŸ˜‰
threewildthings : @rikinaynay Haha! Now you have me craving dessert! 😝These guys have so much fun together. Wish I could pack little cousin in our suitcase and take him with us.
threewildthings : @lica765 Good eye! I was making out faces and trying to find other objects in that sunlight, but didn't even see the rain cloud. How fitting! 😘
brilu : 😍
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Squeezing out the last few drops of summer.
pumpkinandthebub : Little fish!
lutis : πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
happylittlehomemaker : He's a good little swimmer!
ourarmswideopen : Sooo cute!
threewildthings : @vonbruens He loves the water so much! 🐠🐟
threewildthings : Totally @pumpkinandthebub. He's practically growing gills! 😜
threewildthings : Right @happylittlehomemaker?!? I've been really impressed with his swimming skills this summer. He loves the water! 🐠🐟
brilu : OMG Moon! 😍🏊
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I wonder if their childhood memories will include all the times their crazy mom pulled over to take photos of them in front of walls? #rockthatwall
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supernovamama : πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
babybluewren : Those will still be fun memories for sure! I love my "crazy mom" memories...still give me a good laugh. πŸ˜‰
ashleydoctor24 : Love this!!! They will look back and love these pics!!! 😍
jlmtree : Yes! They'll remember a mama passionate about life...and them in it!
threewildthings : @babybluewren I hope so! πŸ˜‚
threewildthings : I hope so @ashleydoctor24. Sometimes, I'm not sure! πŸ˜‚
threewildthings : @jlmtree I hope you're right! πŸ˜‚
bettyw_nl : Hahaha, probably! But threy'll have great pictures!
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The many faces of Moon. He'll be three years old in exactly one month and I'm wondering if it always aches a bit every year "the baby" gets older. Because, oh, my heart. #havingamoment
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threewildthings : @shannabauman Thank you, friend! 😘😘
threewildthings : @minnieandthemonster πŸ˜₯
threewildthings : @kdscope Such a hard chapter to close. Kind of grieving it, really. The end of an era. All the last remnants of "babyhood" are virtually gone. He stopped nursing last Mother's Day. He's pretty much diaper-free. He's so independent. Ugh. I don't even pick him up and carry him on my hip anymore. 😭😭
threewildthings : @crystalfrost @crystalfrost πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜
threewildthings : @brianignacio Thank you! 😁😁
threewildthings : @megangale Thank you, lovely. He really is my little dream boat. 😁😘😘
fromours2yours : What a gorgeous face!!!!! You're in trouble, Mama!
threewildthings : You're so sweet @fromours2yours! Haha! Thank you! I think you're in trouble too with your little cutie! πŸ˜‰
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It's slightly ridiculous how excited I get on the rare occasion we're invited to a little girl's birthday party. But choosing a gift is kind of a perplexing experience for me, standing clueless in the "girl" side of the toy section, a sea of bubble gum pink, hundreds of Barbie and baby doll eyeballs staring back at me. I usually have absolutely no idea what to decide on. So I grabbed her a beaded necklace-making kit, some flavored lip balm and threw all the pink and tulle I own on it. #ineedadaughter
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threewildthings : @fromours2yours I agree! At this point I honestly wouldn't know how to dress a girl. She'd probably just wear boy-clothes and I'd throw a bow in her hair. #cluelessπŸ˜‚
wyladesigns : @threewildthings hahaha, yeah Barbie isn't as ambitious as she used to be, and the feminist in me really started a-ragin' when I finally had a girl. ^^ Also like half the time I dress her in her brother's clothes and throw a bow in her hair 😘
tarascott149 : @threewildthings lol story of my life! I'm begging for a third and hoping for a girl...although I'm sure it would be another boy ...#typical 😎
threewildthings : I'm hoping you'll get a girl @tarascott149! But, yes, seems boys comes in threes. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
jlmtree : Me. Too!! I tease that I hear my ovaries scream out of joy just looking at girl clothes πŸ˜‰
threewildthings : Haha! It's so true @jlmtree! Us boy mamas get a bit deprived on the clothing front! 😝
brilu : Ditto to your hashtag!
bettyw_nl : You can never go wrong with pink, hahaha!
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Yesterday, while I ran upstairs for less than two minutes, leaving the boys happily playing downstairs, I heard a loud crash, silence and then screams. A cold panic washed over me -- that feeling that comes only when you realize someone must be injured, but aren't sure exactly what you'll find when you turn the corner. When I reached the bottom of the stairs, I saw this one, his shirt covered with blood and nothing but red coming from his mouth. Did he knock all his teeth out? Did he slice his mouth open? I'm terrible in these situations and start trembling immediately. Turns out he bit a nice chunk out of the inside of his upper lip, but luckily kept all his teeth in tact. He'd tried to climb the pantry shelves to reach for a pack of gum we keep tucked away, slipped, and fell straight onto his mouth. Today, he has a fat lip to prove it. #thisonewillgivemegrayhair #healreadyhas
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brogstad : Ouch! Mio got a cut on his lip when we was on vacation, so much blood, but I was surprised how fast it healed!
nadiahwhyte : Omg I'm glad nothing worse happened! And I can't believe how big he's getting! πŸ’•
threewildthings : @brogstad Oh! Poor Mio! Yes, I had no idea the mouth bleeds like that! So scary. But thank goodness these boys heal so quickly! 😘
threewildthings : @nadiahwhyte Thank you! So glad it wasn't worse too. And yes, this one has grown so much this summer! I can't believe it either! 😭😘😘
tarascott149 : @threewildthings henry fell on a Lego box walking....of course bc the stars aligned his teeth met the box...broke two in half....sooooooo much blood! A month later after that visit to the er he fell down 14 stairs...drove the broken tooth into his sinus cavity...had to have emergency extraction at 2 years old .😭. I'm pretty close to making him wear a hockey mask for the rest of his life 😝
threewildthings : I just winced reading that and literally clutched my jaw. Poor, poor boy! OUCH. Tooth into sinus cavity is all I needed to read. 😳 He deserves anything he wants for the rest of his life @tarascott149! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜
brilu : Poor thing! He's so adorable I didn't even notice.
threewildthings : Aw, thank you @brilu! 😘
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A good stick, rocks, a slingshot, a creek with plenty of crawly things (let's just leave out the spider on the tree they forced me to examine that was -- I kid you not -- the size of an adult fist 😳). #boyessentials
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jumplittle : #wildplusbearcubplusmamabear
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threewildthings : Thank you @laurabeardwood! This really is a particularly beautiful area near us. You could take a photo of a bug here and it would look gorgeous! 😜
dasrozo : love this except spider part! πŸ˜„
threewildthings : Haha @dasrozo! Yes, I am not a fan of gigantic creatures with that many legs. 😳
fromours2yours : Is this a "b.e. little you and me" tepee?
bettyw_nl : I like their hair! They look so big now :)
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The Good Life. #brothers
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babybluewren : Simply good. 😍 😍
allywain : So sweet! ❀️
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mandaltl : so sweet!
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famatastic : man I love their hair. it's like the perfect color brown id choose to dye mine haha.
threewildthings : Haha @famatastic! This is their chlorine and sun-bleached swimmer summer hair. I totally agree. I want to take a swatch of it with me to the salon next time and tell them: Do this. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Miss you! 😘😘
threewildthings : #prefresh
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Boys in trees with books. #outdoorlibrariesrock
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hello__cat : enjoy
leahsunshine : Awww so cute! I'd be so scared... maybe cuz I'm short and less likely to catch their fall? Lol.
leahsunshine : Wait, is that hashtag forreal?? @threewildthings
threewildthings : Haha. Well, sort of @leahsunshine. It's a library with a huge, woodsy outdoor area and they let you take the books outside to read wherever you'd like. Perfect for squirrelly boys who can't sit still or whisper. πŸ˜‚
dasrozo : that is awesome!
threewildthings : Perfect space for wild boys @dasrozo! 😜
dasrozo : yes it is perfection! my baby boy loves the outdoors. he always want to play outside as soon as we get home ☺️
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