It’s hard to believe another week has gone by. A weekend and everything simply zipped right past me. That’s kind of like what today’s question is about, let’s have a look, shall we?
Dear Happily Embellished,
I know that you embellish everything, but what about your kids? They look so perfect and handsome in all your photos. We’re they perfect little boys that never got in to trouble?
Motherhood’s a Mystery
Dear Ms. Mystery,
Photos don’t lie. My boys are that handsome. I’m sure that how they acted as children has very little to do with their extraordinary good looks. Because, those three were very typical little boys. In fact, I remember someone telling me at a party one time when they were all toddlers, she said : ” You complain about your kids when they ‘re two because they throw a roll of toilet paper down the stairs. Wait until they are twelve and they get thrown off the bus for fighting.”
I believe that I was being given an example of small kids, small problems, bigger kids, bigger problems.
You know, like when a six year old throws a rock at the living room window. “Why did you do that, my darling son.” And the answer is “because I wanted to see what happens.” You simply can’t argue with that.
Or when that same boy decides to have his buddy shave his head into a mohawk, the night before picture day. I had a good argument for that. Then finally, when you get a call, asking if there was still health insurance coverage for a college age son. Thankfully I could answer yes before he explained that he had been in a bar fight.
So, Ms. Mystery, my little darlings were just like lots of other little darlings who flush G.I. Joe down the toilet. But as the time flies you tend to forget all those silly things and prepare for the big ones.
I hope that helped.