It was a stressful weekend at our home.
Lots of time-outs, due to lots of arguments between the boys. Full moon, anyone? After weekends like these, it’s easy to question yourself and wonder if you’re doing the right thing as a parent.
We certainly try.
When things get hectic, I remind myself of the little things that make the kids who they are, those small observations about my two pint-sized men.
I wrote this for them…
Spidery lashes and eyebrows that feather
Your moods seem to change as quick as the weather
Half-eaten apples and band-aids on knees
Constant reminders to always say please
Secret handshakes and milk-mustached grins
Toast with grape jelly that drips down your chins
Fake-shaving like Daddy, and snuggling in bed
Wearing the Steak N Shake hats on your head
Rock, paper, scissors and guttural laughs
Tall shampoo-mohawks during your baths
Sweatbands on wrists, and NFL on tv
And it looks like you both are resembling me
You’re brothers, you’re friends, a bundle of noise
My never-tiresome two feisty boys.