Wednesday, September 19, 2007

because sometimes I worry I'm scaring my sistahs...

Stitches barely below younger brother's eye from toy rake thrown at him (age 4): $15

Remote control thrown across the room and against the wall (age 12): $25

Door to pestering little sister's room torn off its hinges (just last year): I dunno. He hasn't fixed it yet.


Watching maturing 18-year-old pray for his younger brother, learn to temper his anger. take his little sister out with his date and her little sister (and actually have a good time), clean the house-prepare dinner-and do the dishes without being asked, take his not naturally affectionate almost-man arms and wrap them around his mother with a big "I love you" attached: priceless.







in other news: said 18-year-old also just got accepted into BYU. I can't tell you how many days (including just last Saturday) I wondered if it was worth it. I can tell you now. It's worth it.

9 comments:

~cari~ said...

Yeah, sometimes I wonder with my boys also and then they do something awesome and it reassures me that they are good and everything will be fine.

Congratuations on your son getting into BYU! That's something to be very proud of!

AzĂșcar said...

Congrats on the acceptance!

I am sad that El Guille is taller than my belly button. I think I will also be happy/sad when he towers over my head. He better still give me hugs.

Geo said...

You made a Zoobie!

Queen Scarlett said...

YAY! GO COUGARS! ;-) CONGRATS! Does he know what he wants to study?

Thanks for posting...keeps all of us dealing with the young 'uns in perspective. ;-)

soybeanlover said...

Congrats! That is wonderful!

Though now I am scared of what my little guy is going to do between now and 18. He already broke his toy box after 3 days...

~j. said...

yay, you Goodmommy!

compulsive writer said...

Thank you all kindly.

But here's the thing. I'm not really a good mommy. More of an OK mommy, at best. Really.

And yet somehow they seem to grow up good anyway. It makes one kind of want to keep trying with the rest of them, you know?

Lindsey said...

Yay! That's so great!

leah said...

One day I want to be that kind of mom for that kind of son.