I am thinking-hoping-that life is settling down now. :)
One thing I try to instill in my boys is that they are to be protectors/defenders of the innocent and those who are smaller and weaker than them. The best way to practice this virtue is at home, on their sisters and younger siblings.
So the other day I had to pull one of the little boys into the bathroom for a 'talk' because he had hit babykins when babykins had done something displeasing to him. After we had 'talked' for a bit, he was crying and I was asking him a few questions.
"Do you want to be a good, gentle, helping big brother? Or a mean, bullying, hurting big brother?"
Sniffle, sob, choke "a good, gentle helping big brother."
"Do you want to be a knight and a prince?"
"Huh? Why not?"
Fresh renewal of sob and tears..
"Because that would be marrying, and marrying is GROOOSSSS!"
Hmmmm..... Can you think of a way around that one?
And something I want to know. Why do the kids get all the cute shoes? I love these:
from my Garnet Hill catalog.
But they only come in kids' sizes. Does this seem right? I ask you.
And speaking of kids, and babies and shoes, I guess I have an announcement to make. But I'll letcha'all guess, because I suppose it isn't that hard. No, I guess it doesn't really have too much to do with shoes, except that I'll want comfortable ones in the months ahead...