There are many days I feel like parenting is 99% frustration. But just when I feel like I’m drowning in griping, bickering and all out brawls, it happens. That brief glimpse of cooperating, supporting and all out harmony.
It’s the parenting 1%.
Just like the richest 1% holds almost half of the world’s wealth, the parenting 1% holds almost half of parental bliss!
Speaking of 99%, that is also about the same the percentage of posts I write that are complaining, busting on or poking fun at my guys. Because let’s face it – that’s funnier. In atonement for throwing them under the bus over and over (and over), THIS is their 1%.
I – stealthily – snapped these photos through our front door glass. And…ummmm…ignore the fact that Greg is barefoot and in shorts while wearing a winter coat. It was 40 degrees that day so I don’t know WHY he thought it was a good idea to go outside like that. I mean a winter coat?? Crazy kid.
Jake went outside to play basketball but saw Greg struggling to get a successful run on the Hot Wheels track he had built.
Jake searched the bin of track pieces. The solution required thinking outside of the box. The Matchbox.
By (Gregory) George, I think he’s got it. (That would have been funnier if any of you knew that Greg’s middle name is George.)
“Sometimes being a brother is better than being a superhero.” ~ Marc Brown
Car in hand, it’s time to try, try again.
Mission accomplished! Even the smallest successes deserve the biggest high fives. (Unfortunately the small cell camera wasn’t big enough to get the entire high five on film.)
“First a brother, then a bother, now a friend.” ~ Unknown
And now we return to our regularly scheduled sarcasm.
“I smile because you’re my brother, I laugh because there’s nothing you can do about it!” ~ Unknown
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