I scooped up my boys today after two nights with their dad. One had been replaced with a bucket of sauce, sharper and spicier than I ever remember. And, I was not in the physical mood to lay down any harsh correction. I chose to ignore it, at least until bed time when I told him I loved him no matter what but didn’t like his behaviour today. In an act of self pity, he sobbed that nobody loved him. I said that wasn’t true. You don’t like yourself right now because of the way you treated Mommy today. Drop the sauciness and you’ll feel better. They are both resting now, the first quiet moment all day which was filled with lots of boy adventure. I love to watch them and listen to their discoveries. I wish I had the energy to participate more.
Tomorrow night we’ll have a party for the kids while the mommies relax under the talented hands of our estetician. My affirmation got me through a tough day, although it fell short momentarily. There is only so much sauce you can take before you slip on it and I wiped out big time. But, it was short lived and the rebound was full of hugs and kisses.
The book 1-2-3 Magic still sits in my bathroom. I need some magic right now.
March 11th, 2008 at 5:32 pm
Parenting is the hardest job you’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding, my heart melts when Alex hugs me and tells me he loves me when I put him to bed
March 11th, 2008 at 6:54 pm
I couldn’t agree more Walter, the hugs are always worth it. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂