Wednesday, June 1, 2011

He Just Knows

There are moments in time when the frustration with my son boils over to the point where I just want to scream to the heavens, or Calgon, to take me away from here!

That's when it happens.

My son will go sulk somewhere for a bit and then he will come in my room or find me where ever I have hidden myself away and he will give me a hug, a kiss on the top of my head, or his new favorite smile-maker the "truffle shuffle." If you haven't seen The Goonies, you won't get that last reference, sorry! (And by the way, who hasn't seen The Goonies?) The point is, he can sense it. He knows when I am at that breaking point. Sometimes, he's bad enough that he will push me over the edge and tumble down with me. Other times, he gets goofy, makes me smile and forget that I was ever mad at him.

The absolute worst thing and the greatest thing about my son is that he is almost two people. It's the worst thing, because you never know which one you are going to get. You could get the moody, frustrated, mess of a boy or you could get the kid with a sweet smile and the mischievous prankster. It's the greatest thing because without the "down" sides I don't think we'd appreciate the "up" side as much!

Living with my son is one of life's greatest challenges for our whole family, but it can also be one of the funniest. He reminded me of that this morning and I just thought I should share! 

1 comment:

  1. Kids are very intuitive. Society eventually drains that spirit from us. It's sad.