I remember when I was pregnant with my second child – everyone told me he would be a challenge because my first son was so easy. ET (not his name; but what my dad called him) was 10 years old at the time and he was the perfect child (and still is). So, the curse began…
When Bubba (also not his real name; but my mom calls him that) was born I was comforted by his mellow and sweet disposition. At 1 month he was pretty much sleeping through the night. I was blessed with 2 easy children.
And then I woke up!
Bubba quickly became a "spirited child" – so very different from his brother. He was full of life, wasn't entertained by Disney movies, music, or anything for that matter. He woke up EARLY every morning full of life and ready to go! He remained that way all day – with no breaks for mommy.
And so the story went…
As adorable as Bubba is, he is strong-willed, adventurous, and a lot of the time a terror! He keeps his Pre-K teachers on their toes and in tears. Do you know any 4 year old that has been kicked out of 3 daycares? Well, meet my little one!
So, back to the original question – do you only get 1 good child?
Having a little on at 42 years of age has proven to be a bit challenging, but I still love him. It isn't that you only get one "good" child; you just get two (or more) different ones! I love Bubba's inquisitive, quirky nature. I love his crazy, wild spirit. I love that he hasn't gotten kicked out of Pre-K!
Thank you Bubba, for making Momma proud!
(PS – Isn't he a cutie?)