My boys

by Ginger on April 13, 2010

in Marriage, Mom Thoughts, Oh Baby!

I realize I bitch and moan about a lot of different crap on this blog. I use this as a place (in part) to vent about the stuff that I hold inside around the rest of the world, and I love that I can do that.

But today, I’m looking at the kid and his dad play and I realize how fucking lucky I am. I have an amazing husband who loves me and supports me and pushes me to be the best person I can be. He makes me laugh and smile, and has been known to initiate a quick little dance everywhere from our living room to the subway and a million places in-between. He may not always be the most romantic (as he’ll admit), but he’ll stop and get me a Diet Coke and lemonheads because he knows I like them. And every once in a while, he’ll make me breakfast in bed, or bring me flowers…just because.

Plus, he’s an amazing father. I can say honestly that I always knew he’d be a great dad, and seeing him in action with Jackson proves I was right. He’s awesome with the kid–loving and caring and silly and playful. He doesn’t shirk any of the “dirty” work and takes on more than his share of the parenting. I may wish I could be home with the kid, but if I can’t, at least I know his daddy is with him and doing as good (if not better) than I would.

I’ve got a 7 month old kid who is, about 95% of the time, a ridiculously happy kid. He loves to laugh and giggle and shriek and smile, and good gracious is he fun to be around. I love being his mom–it’s so much better in reality than I ever would have thought. Even when I’m questioning myself (which I do plenty), I know I’m the best mom for him. I may not make 100% right decisions, but we’re learning this thing together, he & his dad & I, and we’re doing pretty well.

Plus, I get to watch him learn and grow and how freaking cool is it to see that? Watching him make connections and study things and work through problems is amazing. It’s awesome to see him pick something up, turn it around and around in his hand, with this crazy look of concentration as he figures out what to do with it. And then watch the next time when he just DOES it? Seeing that learning process in action is so cool.

I may not have the working situation that I dream of, or the financial independence we all crave, but I have an amazing little family. I’m well aware of how ridiculously blessed I am to have these two amazing guys in my life who make me happy. I’ve got my boys, and really, that makes me insanely lucky.

Katherine April 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm

I haven’t seen that baby in forever! Must do something about this.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks April 14, 2010 at 9:41 am

Oh, how brings a smile to my face. It reminds me of my own situation. I always thought I was pretty good with children, until I saw my husband in action. That guy knows how to handle babies like I’ve never seen. With his experience in PICU for a few years before he moved to surgery, he learned so many important things in terms of how to handle children. In some ways, it’d be a shame if he never had a chance to become a father.

Sara April 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

That is so sweet! Makes me smile since I think my husband would be a great father 🙂

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist April 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Isn’t it great when we can stop, reflect, and give thanks for all the bounties in our lives?

carrie meadows April 14, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Your husband and baby boy are precious- makes the tough times of motherhood worth while, right?

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