Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The true cause of gray hair

So my not-yet-three-year-old is channeling his future teenage self. (Or maybe that's my old teenage self!).
From morning to night he challenges me. On the one hand, I'm proud of him. You know, it's because of his brilliance that every step of the way he asks me "why" and questions my every move. His desire for independence and natural ability to lead causes him to ignore most of my requests...until he decides it's time. You know, "hey, Little Mr. Man, time for dinner"..."I'm not hungry" (time lapse, 3 minutes) "Mommy, I want my brekfax".
Or my favorite "Hey, Little Mr. Man, do you think maybe you need to go potty?" "NO MOMMY!"
(time lapse - 30 seconds) "MOMMY, I HAVE TO GO POTTY" (as he runs to the bathroom, legs crossed and little trickles of pee seeping through his shorts).
So, yes, I'm proud of him. I drink a lot and turn grayer and grayer as the seconds tick by, but yes, I am proud of Little Mr. Man.
How about you? How do you get through the never ending challenge that is raising children?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my son is TOTALLY in that phase! He's gotten better with making it to the potty (YAY!!) but eating three bites at dinner and needing apples, Cheerios, and Mini-wheats plus water (you know, to wash it down) at bedtime is a CONSTANT battle. ANd I struggle between being proud of him for having such SPIRIT and wanting to lock myself in the bathroom. For a week.