Battle of the Wills

8 11 2012

Our son is a fighter. When you try to feed him, he’ll swat away the bottle. When you try to change his diaper, he’ll round house kick away your hands. He’ll even fight off sleep, even though he knows that he’s tired. Of all the things that he can possibly learn at an early age, he’s learned defiance.
He can be quite trying at times, and I have a feeling that he does it on purpose, but in his defense he’s still just a baby. I’m slowly starting to understand why grandparents love grandchildren so much. First of all, they’re the newest additions to the family. Secondly, grandchildren provide them with entertainment, by watching them terrorize the parents. It’s all part of the parenting initiation, and it’s going to happen whether you like it or not.
As much as I want him to grow up to make the nightmare end, I would like for time to slow down and let me enjoy these moments forever. No matter how frustrating he can be, when I catch a glimpse of a smile from him, it makes my day. So for now, I’ll put up with the banshee screams as long as he keeps on smiling.


**Note: This isn’t our kid, but I figured that this kid’s expression captures the kind of attitude that our kid gives us.




One response

8 11 2012

Banshee screams? Ouch. I hope that you get more smiles and less defiance.

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