With all my public schooling friends on the east coast, in the midwest, and well anywhere that is being pounded by snow complaining about how many days off their kids have had and how they just can't wait to send them back to school I am reminded just how much I love my kids! I love spending time with them. I love just hanging out with them. I love just being in the same room with them and listening to how they work things out.
By no means are my kids perfect but man they are cool! I love getting to hang out with them. I love listening to them. They are interesting people who have learned to form intelligent opinions about the world around them. They are fun to listen to and fun to talk to.
Why is it that so many parents out there do not think that their own kids or anyone else's kids are cool? Why is it dreaded when they become teens?
I have two teens. A 13 almost 14 year old and a 16 year old. They are both really cool kids. The 13 year old is embarrassed by us in public a lot but thats pretty normal. He can build all sorts of things and he loves to take things apart and see how they work. He is interesting to talk things over with and think about how things work with. He is so cool. My 16 year old ahh she is a blessing to me in so many ways. She is a sweet girl, A girl who knows how to take care of herself. She wants my advice and loves to draw. She is artistic and like most artists often is to hard on herself. She is an avid reader and in her spare time likes to cuddle with me on the couch. I just don't see whats so bad about teens.
With the way people talked I always feared my kids becoming teens. I can't be sure if its just that mine have some special touch, or if I just did something so right that they did not become what everyone else fears. I can't tell you where I went right because I don't even know. I just know that I enjoy getting to be the mom to these kids. O yes there are days they drive me crazy. There are days when I don't want to answer the million and 1 questions they have to ask. there are days I don't feel good and wish they had somewhere else to go. But those days are less then the days that I LOVE being with them.
I wish more parents loved spending time with their kids. I wish more parents could see just how awesome their kids are! If you are a parent please go and spend time with your kids, do something crazy together. take something apart, build something back up, do a puzzle, play some cards, laugh hard enough to almost tinkle your pants together. LOVE one another.