Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Too much thinking time this week....

Why is it that you spend all your time urging your children to share, but the only thing kids are truly good at sharing is their flu bugs?

Why is it that parenthood is really just about schlepping things for your kids?  First, it's diaper bags, then it's school backpack, dance bags, etc.  Do we really ever progress?  The bags just seem to get more abundant.  

Then there's this:  why is it that children will tell you they're starving then not eat the food in front of them?  

And why oh why do they think it's okay to call you in the middle of the night to do such menial tasks as pick up their blankie when it drops behind their bed?

Why do little girls change their clothes four times a day, placing all the clothes in the laundry, only to complain three days later when they run out of clothes?

Or this:  why do they run into preschool/kindergarten without so much as a wave over their shoulder, but have nothing to say about their day when you pick them up?

And why do they complain they're bored, yet when it's time to leave for errands, find themselves so deeply engaged in some game that they can't possibly be interrupted?  

And mostly, exactly how do they grow before our eyes, yet leave us feeling as if we missed something?  

Just wondering.       


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