Thursday, June 7, 2007

birthdays

"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.
-Soren Kierkegaard

So the boy's birthday is Tuesday. He finishes elementary school tomorrow.

Tonight at least, it seems as though a very long time has passed since we brought him into this world.

I'm leaving him a note in the morning, just to thank him for being such a good friend.

I wonder if every parent questions the cruelty of bringing a child into this world. I believe it's likely.

By eleven the boy has figured out that, for the most part, people suck.

At least he still believes that he and his momma suck a little less than most.

2 comments:

  1. Children are so innocent at this age...if only we could all stay that way.

    What you're doing is being a good mom, better then 99.9% of moms out there.

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  2. They grow so fast. Children know who love them most - is that why they misbehave for us more than other people?

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