Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Up & Down Sides to Parenting


There are downsides to parenting for sure. But then you experience one of the upsides and the madness seems not so bad after all....

Downside of Parenting #1
Mini Me has started wetting her bed all of a sudden. Motor Mouth proclaimed: "Mini Me pisses her bed. I piss my bed. We are pissing twins!" I don't ever recall our son using that language so it was pretty shocking.

Downside of Parenting #2
In his class at church, the teachers were explaining what it means to tithe (give 10% of your income to God/God's work/Church). Motor Mouth said, "I'm not gonna do that. I don't want to waste my money." Time to talk about savings, tithing, money.

Upside of Parenting #1
When talking with classmates, Motor Mouth and his friends were selecting who they were going to be on the Titanic. "I'm Jack!" claimed Motor Mouth. "I'm Rose!" claimed a girl. "I'm Jack Sparrow!!" yelled one boy. "Wrong movie, Dude" said Motor Mouth.

Upside of Parenting #2
Motor Mouth put $0.25 in a gum ball type machine and got out a ring. I decided he should try for something more masculine, so I gave him another quarter. Mini soccer ball. Score. When we got home, Motor Mouth packaged up the ring and packaged up a few toys Mini Me has not played with in awhile. When Mini Me came home, Motor Mouth surprised her with 4 wrapped presents! All his idea.

Upside of Parenting #3
Motor Mouth thinks I'm smarter than J. I fairly certain he is correct...

Upside of Parenting #4
J and I had a test of wills to see who would get out of the car to pick Mini Me up from after school care. Neither one of us wanted to do it. I dug my heals in and refused. J manipulated me with his words. When I left the car, Motor Mouth said, "I wasn't expecting that." (He was convinced I would win!)

3 comments:

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I wanted to thank you so much for stopping by today-- I had to tell you, the way you told your hubby about your latest child is how MY mom told MY dad about ME! My mom was so excited to hear from the adoption agency, she didnt even bother asking if she was getting a boy or a girl!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Norma-ann said...

Ahhh...sweet little guy. I love that he thought to do that for his sister. Adorable!

Shan said...

Cute stories.