Monday, February 8, 2010

Project Love: Day #8

The face only a mother could love

Today, I am a great mom to some and a horrible mom to others. My nine year old and six year old happen to think I am the bomb because I let them play hookey from school on this cold Indiana day. However, most parents and teachers are looking down at me right now for the same reasons.

But let me explain…

Today is a big day in the He Who Laughs Last household. Not only is it the day after the Indianapolis Colts 2nd SuperBowl appearance but it is also Hamilton’s 9th Birthday. So obviously we have big reasons to sleep in this morning! (hence hookey day)

I can honestly say that I can’t believe I have a 9 year old. A nine year old whom I couldn’t help but stare at this morning before he woke up. I actually set my alarm to wake up early so that I could go in his room and just watch him. Watch him breathe in and out in somber sleep while reminiscing of years past. I know this may sound creepy to some, but to a mother, it doesn’t!

My 9 Year Old:

Nickname: The Hamster (given to him by my ex’s best friend Jeff)

Other Names he answers to: Ham, Hammy, Buggy, and You, yeah you (depending on my mood)

Things The Hamster inspires me to do:

He inspires me to play more and work less

He inspires me to be goofy and not take life so seriously

His inspires me to stay on the straight and narrow path

He inspires me to be a better communicator

He inspires me to build his self esteem first and my wants later

He inspires me to finger paint more and point the finger less

He inspires me to connect more and correct less

He inspires me to take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes more

He inspires me to take more walks and play more games

He inspires me to stop playing serious and seriously play

He inspires me to run more in the sun and jump in more puddles

He inspires me to do more hugging and less tugging

He inspires me to be firm less often and affirm much more

He inspires me to model less about the lover of power and more about the power of love

Need I say anymore…This boy just makes me smile!


Love is a Battlefield

1 comment:

  1. What a Great Mom you are! Hookey days are fun to do, it makes them feel special and like tey are doing something kinda sneaky! I had my daughter stay home with me a couple weeks ago when it was raining really really hard, just so I could cuddle with her all day! Happy Birthday to you Handsome Hampster!
    Nice to meet you (from SITS)



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