Thursday, June 30, 2011

Papa, Can You Hear Me? I Hear You.

"Am I talking to the wall?"

"Don't aim in that direction. You'll hit your brother with the puck."

"How can you be bored? We're drowning in toys!"

"You're hungry AGAIN???"

Talk about being a broken record. I feel like I'm always saying these things. Where are those nuggets of maternal wisdom? Gratefully, my wonderful Dad pops into my mind every once in a while when I'm having one of those "moments" with the boys.

This morning, there was a standoff between 2 of my sons. One son is making a face at the top of the stairs. One son is making not so nice comments at the bottom of the stairs.

Enter mother. "Grandpa John believed that we should live life always thinking of the other person who lives with us, around us, and shares this world." Even though they didn't know Dad, I hope his voice and wisdom resides in a comforting place within my kids.

My Dad told me to fight those inner dragons that hold me back. Dad, some days I need a bigger lance!! If he was here, he would have a good comeback for that one.

11 comments:

glnroz said...

I sense a big ole "niceness" in all the "rukus" this morning,, lol

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, I remember those days well of my kids fighting and annoying each other. I wish I had handled it the way you did. Your dad sounds like an amazing person.

Valerie said...

I could always think of the 'right' thing to say after the event. I hope your Dad's wise words were taken in.

Penny said...

LOL!! If I had summers off, I don't think I could get bored. There's too much to do at my house, haha!

the wild magnolia said...

Real life, ain't it a hoot?! Gotta love it! I do. : )

Gerri said...

...and I want a sibling for Noah SO VERY badly...:)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I had three children who was always arguing about something. All had different interest and each one thought they were cleverer than the others........Oh how I long for those days, I don't see them very often but I have the good memories.
Yvonne.

T Rex Mom said...

How wonderful you can draw upon your father's wisdom long after he is gone. It's a beautiful thing when a paternal figure leaves such an impression on a daughter.

I know you will find the knowledge you seek.

The Write Girl said...

I love your dad's thoughts and words of wisdom. He has certainly instilled some beautiful things in you. Hope you enjoy the 4th of July weekend :)

Ken Devine said...

Having just got back from a visit to my daughter with her five, I get an inkling of what you mean. I'm back home and already enjoying my new found tranquility:)

Kim said...

I didn 't know John was named after his Grandpa! I love that. I love your gentle beautiful spirit. Your Dad is surely so proud of raising such a wonderful person. And your kids even though they didn't know him, must sense him through you.