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!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAMSTER!
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