Sunday, September 29, 2013

Points of Light

Regardless of my mood, I always know that I have a lot of good things in my life. Chief among these good things are always my…cat and stuffed mouse.

I kid. The things that always make me happier than anything are my munchkins. They are sources of a lot of frustration and annoyance and anger, but oh my God, they are awesome.

They are sweet and funny and creative and they make me want to be a happy person for them. They’re pretty cool.

They make me laugh…

Sure, Jack could just skate around like all the other kids, but where would be the fun in that?
My kids are unequivocally their own unique individuals. I love that about them. And I love that they are learning to love that about themselves.

They make me proud…

The other day, Quinn didn’t want to do his math and didn’t want me to help him. Without being asked, Sam came over and patiently explained the methodology to him. Quinn picked up his pencil and immediately started working.
I always said that my goal with my kids was to make them a team. I didn’t care if they stood united even against me—as long as they stood united. They’re getting there. On both counts. And I love them for it.

They make me full of love…

Displays of their open willingness to love happen all the time. Sometimes that love is overwhelming. Especially if you’re a kitten. (Although that kitten is less trapped than she looks.)
No matter how old they get, how grown up they seem, they are still gentle souls who can be turned into goo by a kitten. That turns me to goo too. My kids hold a tremendous amount of love in their hearts. I adore that about them.

They’re good kids. They make me happy even when I’m not happy, if that makes sense. I’m very lucky to have them.

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