Thursday, March 10, 2011
Moments in Bad Motherhood
It has been getting warmer and J has been enjoying some freedom in our back yard. He has figured out how to get out there all on his own, it is a relatively safe place so I have not been stopping him from making frequent and sometimes lengthy trips out there. He hasn't yet figured out how to let himself back in the house and so I try to listen for a little knock, or a muffled "Mama". Yesterday I heard a pretty loud cry and so I hurried to the back door......and this is what I found.Can you blame me that I didn't let him in right away. But rather that I ran as fast as I could and got my camera. I think most mothers would have taken several pictures, wouldn't they? Yes, this was one of my moments of bad motherhood. I love my son, I do, but I think that moments like these need to be remembered. I look forward to the day when I can show his new wife just how curious he was. When you are a curious little (almost)3 year old, you can get yourself into some interesting positions. In this case, he got himself stuck inside a tomato cage. After I finished taking pictures, I freed him from his cage. It took 3 or 4 minutes to do, he had wormed his way in there and was wedged pretty tightly. I understood exactly why he was near tears.
The pictures still make me laugh. I think I should make a book about these moments. Someday I will present it to his little boys........oh the fun they will have, emulating their father.