Friday, March 10, 2006

Bright Future

My wife and I have decided not to fight it anymore, because therein lay the problem. Ken Keyes, one of two authors that helped transition me from an angst-ridden teenager to a semi-actualized man, famously wrote that we can’t control the world around us, but we can control how we react to it. My wife has reached that conclusion on her own; a method of enlightenment ten times the power of the third hand variety.

What am I talking about? Get ready to groan people. When our baby needs us, we are going to be there, no questions asked. We just lost our patience. But thinking back, whenever Jackson cried we went to him, sometimes sitting up for hours. Contrary to popular belief though, children aren’t static little units; they grow, adjust and change. Eriksson postulated that a child has to fully experience each cycle of life to healthily move on to the next. This is a phase, and this too shall pass.

Now my wife is talking about having another, maybe a little girl this time—as if the house needed another boss. Sure, it’s a lot of work now, but the future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.


Toni Anderson said...

It's actually very sweet.
Have fun--I think you are still allowed to vent though. I'm no good during the hours of darkness. My brain shuts down and I have no patience. Better go get my wee mites up.

Erin-erin-bo-berin said...

I have three little girls I could loan, but they might make you change your mind about daughters...

I tell folks that my girls are actually boys, in floral prints.

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog!

Angelle Trieste said...

It's really sweet of you. I think babies are really cute....but once they turn 4-9...they're demonic. :D

Moni said...

Cool! Children are a blessing from God. May he bless you again. :)

Bailey Stewart said...

You do what's best for you. A person can take all of the adviceand read all of the books they want, but in the end the decision is up to them.

Old Man Morri said...

Babies may also be donated.
Join my cult.

mr. schprock said...

Wow, you can decide to have a girl this time? Just like I decided Daughter Number 2 was suppose to be a boy? Good luck with that, amigo!

Mrs.T said...

I have the compulsion and heart-wrenching desire for yet another heathen in my home as well. Almost like another human is missing, another part of my life.

Then again- I can think of 150 logical reasons that it wouldn't be sound judgement propelling me into another bout of motherhood.

Janie H said...

I will admit openly that I always put my husband and family, which means a large extended southern family, including my own three boys [men] ahead of everything, including writing.

Having babies, taking care of them, loving and being loved, is the best, especially when you want it and have that kind of family.

So yes, have a little girl!

I am hoping my sons make lots of grandbabies soon. Girls would be nice. But boys will be okay. (((G)))

I just want to buy pink things and paint paperdolls for her.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Mine is so dark I gotta wear a head torch.

Scott said...

Toni - Thanks for the venting pass. I have to be careful about it though, because once I get started I can't stop.

Erin - I've always been afraid of having a daughter, but having a little girl sounds so appealing.

Angelle - My oldest is 6, and although he can be a pill, he is also the sweetest thing. I hope he stays that way...

Moni - Thanks Moni. We'll see if we really move forward with that plan though.

Eve - That's the damn truth. I prefer to follow my intuition than to take the advice of some of these authors.

Morri - I respectfully decline.

Mr. Schprock - Truth be told, I wouldn't mind to have another boy either.

Mrs T - I can think of just as many reasons too. Funny how short our memory really is.

Janie - The grandchildren must be the real payoff in life, for all that hard work of raising children. You get all the benefits with none of the headaches. I hope you get that soon!

Toast - I don't buy it for a minute!

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Ha ha!


I just liked the sound of the words.