Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A mushy post about my son

I am sitting here, at the breakfast bar, looking at my son's to do list. No, I didn't assign him chores. He assigned them himself.

In lopsided printing it goes something like this (words in parenthesis are my additions):

My Chores

1. Straighten ("Mom, how do you spell straighten?) room every day.
2. Clean/scrub my bathroom once a week.
3. Mow lawn and do outside work once a week.

Both Things (meaning both of us)

Go through boxes (hey, don't's only been a year and 4 months!)

Mom's things

Everything else there is to do.


I am honored to have this child in my life. While it is a struggle to (almost have to) force him to be a little boy, the things he does around the house to help out are amazing. I never have to worry about what a guest might find in that bathroom. I know where all of his laundry is on laundry day. These are the best parts of his daddy that I am watching come through in his son. Leonard would be so proud. Now if I could only get him to let go of the uber responsibility streak (the worst part of his daddy) I would be a happy girl.

Nicole (it is so difficult to speak of her without missing her) is going back for a second year at "the Point" as a ride host. "The Point" is Cedar Point for those who do not live in or near the Great Lakes area. While I wish she would go back to school...she is happy.

I wind this up with a shout out to my friend Rach, who is a new mommy, again, to a beautiful baby girl. Welcome to the world Eleanor. You could not have been born into a more wonderful family.


Kathy said...

Big smile here reading about your awesome James. I like how he gives you credit for your part! LOL How fun to spend the summer at Cedar Point! I made many trips there as a kid growing up in Mich.
Isn't baby Eleanor the prettiest baby? And little Lily too! It is so good to hear from you again Laura. *hugs*

Kesha said...

Yay, you've started blogging again. James is being such a helper! I'm glad Nicole is happy doing her thing too. I think of you often Laura and wish only good things for your family. many hugs to you ..
Leonard would be proud of his boy, but y'know, he'd be real proud of you too. :)

misguided mommy said...

wow, you lucked out. I have to beg and plead with my asshole kids to pick up one little tissue off the floor. grrrr.

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