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The Dawning Of Considerate Children

Today, I slept, on and off, until 10am. They let me sleep; the wee darlings.

They let me go out to a cafe for a late breakfast with a friend; they let me go for dinner tonight with friends.

Lovely day.

Eight or so years in the making.

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8 thoughts on “The Dawning Of Considerate Children

  1. I am rejoicing, fondly, with you.

    I remember realizing when he was seven or so that my older son had become civilized—for example, I no longer had to restrain him from burrowing in the clothes racks to play hide and seek when we were shopping. Life became a lot easier, but in some ways less fun. 🙂

    Since I appear to be well ahead of you on the motherhood curve (older son is now thirty-two), I’ll give you something to look forward to: twenty-three was the magic number, the age at which he came to me and said, “Mom, you were so right about everything.”

    Hang in there.

  2. Hooray for you and the little ones, it must have been such a lovely day for yourself. I am very happy for you. Mothers need to be taken care of as well. A happy mom is a happy family.

  3. I am so happy for you! It is so wonderful to enjoy a little harvest for all the years of diligent weeding we do!
    I agree with Barbara, above, that a time does come when they realize why you are the mom–because you are right. 🙂
    Enjoy this present stage. Smooth sailing until the teen glitch, which can be small, indeed, if we stay on top of things. Then home free! 😀

    • I’m looking forward to the teen glitch. I “do” teenagers. It’s little children I struggle with. As for the home free part – I know plenty of people who would say that that stage is a myth 😉

  4. eleanor on said:

    Love this post and the encouraging comments too!

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