Tuesday, 20 May 2008
I Made You Proud?
I can't remember how this came about (as usual, I am constantly bombarded by my kids' eloquence), but a few nights ago, maybe last week, Micah said this:
Mom, did I make you proud today?
This was after he helped me pick up scattered folded laundry all over the room.
I have this problem where I can't keep my boys from thinking that clean folded laundry in a stack is meant to be pretend confetti, especially in Max's imagination. So that was what happened: I had folded almost all the clothes to be folded when both boys came charging into the room. The were just talking at first, then the "surprise!" followed with the raining of the clothes.
Of course I scolded and tried to gather as much of what's not been strewn across the room. That day, Micah also scolded Max and helped me gather the laundry.
A couple of hours later, while settling them into bed, Micah asked me, "Mom, did I make you proud today?"
I thought of all the things he did for the day and he was pretty helpful in someways.
I also thought of Max and how cute he was and how well he was growing.
"Yes, Micah. You made me really proud of you today. Max too."
"But Max was naughty. He messed up your clothes."
"Yes he did.(I actually forgot he did). But I am still proud of both boys."
Soon both boys were fast asleep and Mommy is left musing and keeping such incidents in her heart.
Yes, they make me proud.