Jan 13, 2008

Performance Review

Today I decided it was time to paint upstairs. So, in typical fashion I just did it. I tend to make quick decisions. As I was slathering the first layer of "Earthy Ocher" on my wall, Gavin comes up to me and says, "Mom, I hope one day I can find a wife as good as you."

"How sweet, thank you Honey. But do you mean as good a painter as I am?"

"No, I mean, someone as nice and loving and kind and as smart as you. You're a good Mommy. You know how you taught me that phrase 'a jack of all trades and a master of none'? That's you Mom. I think you know a little about everything. Look at what a good painter you are."

His timing is always impeccable. My heart was heavy today. I was in one of those moods where I felt all I've been doing lately is playing 'the bad guy' as the parent and constantly correcting, scolding and disciplining. And then BAM, out of the blue Gavin showers me with love and encouragement.

It's nice to know what your children are thinking. They don't have to like me...but it's nice to know they do. They just better be careful not to ask me too many questions that go beyond the scope of my wealth of knowledge. Afterall, I only know a little about a lot.
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3 comments:

Katrina said...

It's so nice to get an "A+" from the ones who matter most!

Jennifer said...

Maybe I'll get the 'bug' and will finally paint the stupid bathroom upstairs. I've had the paint for 2 months now...maybe I'll use it before we move ;)

mamatutwo said...

Oh, how sweet....Don't little comments like that just swell your heart? Kinda' takes me out of the moment so that I can see the bigger picture when that happens!

God Bless!

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