Friday, December 4, 2009

THEY LIFT MY HEART THEN THEY CRUSH IT

WHO? The kids of course! Joey, this time.
He came home with the above drawing a few weeks ago when he was told to write a story in class. Translation: "I learned how to ride my bike with my dad holding me up" . How cool is that. I'm famous in first grade. He remembered and appreciated what I had done!
BUT THEN....
We presented this to him today for his birthday. You could just see it on his face...."It's just a bike" I even heard him say that later to his brother who was drooling all over it!

Dad's perspective is: That spooled brat!
Son's perspective is: Oh man I wanted a DS. That means I am going to have to race it. It's too hard to race. I'd rather play video games and eat candy.

The trials of rearing a child and being one.......

2 comments:

KC said...

Way cool bike. Just think someday he will grow up and give his child a bike and then you will just sit back and smile.

Keith said...

It's a balancing act my brother. They have to try it all, but keep setting the example and be encouraging and hopefully he'll come around. Or put a basket on it full of candy! That would work for me :)