If you asked me to choose a photo that might sum up the smallest human I’m raising, I might share this one.
That look of anger/irritation you’re seeing on his face is because I had the audacity to get angry at him first for breaking a rule and putting himself in danger in the process.
How dare I?
This boy is the master of flipping the issue. I send him to his room for not keeping his hands to himself and later he’s willing to forgive me for being so mean…if I apologize.
But then there’s that other side to him, the cuddly, baby-loving, mama’s boy.
So what if he likes to climb on furniture and terrorize his sisters and play video games all day. Just look at that face!
I often joke that my greatest challenge as his mother is simply to keep him alive. I wouldn’t even call him a risk taker so much as he is just completely oblivious to any risks that might exist at all. What oncoming traffic? What cliff? He’s risky in the least intentional way possible.
I hope he continues to skirt past any significant harm for the rest of his life. Lord knows I’ll be redirecting his body back to the safer route forever…even if he retaliates with the angry staredown.
Happy eighth birthday Kainoa!
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1. List 7 things you’d rather be doing this summer.
2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: challenge.
3. Book review!
4. How is Summer Vacation different for your kids than it was for you growing up?
5. Take us somewhere local spot in your city and show us what we’re missing…you’ll be saving us thousands of dollars now that we won’t need to take that trip!