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Don’t let the leather jacket and fauxhawk fool you: this boy is a softie.

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The other morning as I was putting the finishing touches on Claire’s hair, Ren walked into the room. He took one look at his sis, and exclaimed with such sweet sincerity: “Wow, her look beautiful!”

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I have another sweet story about something Ren said but I have to provide a bit of a backstory first. On Monday, I picked up Sun and Ren at school for a playdate. On the way home, Sun told me all about the boys who were chasing her around that morning. One little boy “J” even said he wanted to marry her! So I asked her if she wanted to marry “J”. Immediately, she replied, “No, I want to marry Ren!” And then she reminded me that she and Ren were already “married” – that they had a pretend wedding at her house a week or two before. For the rest of that day, I jokingly referred to them as “husband and wife”, as in “Okay Ren, we’re going to cross the street; hold on to your wife’s hand”, etc. The really funny thing was that neither kid even flinched or batted an eye when I did that!

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Anyway, yesterday when I was taking these pictures, I asked Ren what he finds so special about Sun. First he said, “Her is nice”. When prompted for more, he then spoke these words that just melted my heart: “Her is a good person.”
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 Maybe I’m wrong but isn’t that an uncommonly sweet and unusual thing for a five-year old boy to say? I guess I expected him to say she’s funny or cute or something, but instead, he stunned me by describing her in that way. And it is 100% true about Sun – she is a kind-hearted little gal – but I just didn’t expect my boy to be able to articulate it so simply yet eloquently.
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It sure makes me wonder what else goes on this little man’s heart and mind.

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  • I want to marry Ren too!! Oops, I'm already married. He sure is the sweetest little guy and yes, I'd say it's unusual for a 5 yr. old to say that but he's a special boy.ReplyCancel

  • I do have two sweet five year old girls too… When they are all 16 we will have to get them together…!ReplyCancel

  • Rae

    He's the cutest tough guy I've ever seen. 🙂

  • Awww. Melt my heart!

    Love how simply yet so profound that little statement was.

    And I love these pictures of Ren, especially the graffiti background. He is too cool for school!


  • Oh my Gosh!!! I can't believe how much older he looks!!! What a gorgeous little boy!!! He's gonna be a heartbreaker! From Auntie MarleneReplyCancel

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