Sunday, July 10, 2005

Woke Up This Morning...

I'm climbing out of bed. I'm reaching for my big fluffy robe, wrapping it around me. My brain is still fuzzy.

'Mom, I did something that's going to make you upset, but I'm very sorry!'

Ah. Surprise surprise. 'What did you do?'

'I ate some of the second layer of cake you made for today.'

Fully awak, I run into the kitchen, where I have laid out two layers of cake in preparation for icing, as today is my younger son's birthday party.

I now have one and a half layers.

'Sorry mom, I was hungry and I just didn't think.'

Yup, that's it in a nutshell.

What the heck is a logical consequence for THAT?

And what the heck am I gonna do for a birthday cake?

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Dum de Dum

School's out. The garden is blooming. So far nothing has been irrevocably damaged around my home.

I bought my son a t-shirt that says, 'Here Comes Trouble'. I think it's the most appropriate shirt he could ever wear.

Not that he's nothing but trouble; but he's a jokester at best, loving a good prank, and he's full-blown no impulse control ADHD at worst. Either way it's trouble.

It occurs to me that I haven't posted much positive about my life, or my children.

I think that is mainly because the reason I post here at all is to put a bit of a comic spin on the events of my life, as a sort of relief to myself.

And so, I don't often post when I'm just feeling that warm and fuzzy 'I love my kids' kind of feeling.

But I do love my kids. My life is so much richer for having them. I have learned more about myself and life and patience and humanity and relationships and...well, everything...through my interactions with my children. Not to mention that they give me a purpose. And raising a child to be a competent, content adult who is achieving his potential is probably the most important purpose I can imagine.

Fingers crossed I can achieve that goal.