Lately I have been cooking breakfast for the boys. It used to be fend for yourself...have some cereal... but I have come to realize that if I cook then they will all sit down at the same time, eat and have some great conversations with me. Here is one from this morning that I will treasure...
Curly haired 11 year old munching on waffles ~ "Hey Mom...Dad and I were talking last night about Christmas."
Mom ~ "mmm hmmm"
Curly ~ "Dad asked what I wanted for Christmas."
Mom ~ "mmm hmmmm"
Curly ~ "Well I thought about it and I realized that I don't really want anything. I mean I have everything I need. Maybe a new video game or two would be nice."
Mom ~ "You have a good point...none of you really "need" anything."
Curly ~ "So let's have a low key Christmas...each get one or two things and then we don't have to spend lots of time Christmas morning opening presents. We could play a board game together and we could walk down to Starbuck's together for a mint hot chocolate."
Mom ~ "I think that is a great idea."
Curly...big smile on his face.
Two big brothers....lots of grumbles.