Sunday, September 10, 2006

A Dose of Reality

It can be troublesome, being both teacher and mom:

(as I'm tucking Joey in for bed tonight...)

Me: Let's have a good day of school tomorrow, OK?
Joey: I can't choose that. It just happens or doesn't.
Me: Hmmm (with a smile, because I believe him 100% and appreciate his honesty)
Joey: I love you, mom. I wanted to say that now because I might hate you tomorrow.
Me: Yes, I suppose you might, so let's enjoy this moment, shall we?

I'm not sure why, but I really enjoyed this moment.


Michelle said...


Hmmm...I might not like YOU too much either, my son!

Jen said...

That is a dose of realitybut oh so true. We all have to remember to take that love when it's offered freely and to remember to express our love to them even when they "hate" us. Which happens more frequently as they enter the teen years!!

Brenda Cordero said...

Ohhh I know this feeling all too well. As Stephanie is on her way to teenagehood. I get the love/hate all the time. Believe me, I treasure the love moments.

Anonymous said...

A few months ago Jay mentioned this blog to me. I just decided to take a peak! It really shows your wonderful nature and dedication to your family.Thanks for reminding all of us to make the most of those "magic moments" with our children!


elisa said...

I asked Joey yesterday what one of the advantages of Home Schooling was.
He said, "I get to be with my mom."


Annie Bizzi said...

As we have just started homeschooling Cy, I have yet to find that love/hate response, but I am bracing myself for it...his actual textbooks arrive next week and we should see some major action then!

antonia said...


nutmeg said...

How are things going? Any brilliant ideas for making things go smoothly? I could use some!!!


Marcy & Jonathan said...

As always I love the Blog. We're on vacation right now and I can't remember your email address so I thought I would use a comment to wish you a happy birthday. I hope you had at least a few peaceful moments to yourself today to enjoy it. You are a wonderful mother and wife and a great role model for the rest of us. As you write your Blog I hope you stop to remember how much you entertain those of us who are regular readers!