Saturday, January 29, 2011
Life in balance...
No one ever said that raising kids was easy and to those of you who think it is, here's the reality:
-Scheduling, without it things fall apart (Reality = things sometime fall apart anyway no matter how hard you try)
-Plan, plan, plan (Reality = kids are unpredictable no matter how well you plan)
-Sure parenthood is rewarding, but sometimes it can also bring the lowest of lows
-There's simply not enough time in the day to do everything
-Sometimes you feel like whatever you do, it doesn't change anything
-You cannot rationalize with kids who don't quite grasp concepts like "being late".
-Some things are simply beyond your control no matter how hard you try and force it
Suffice to say, although Tracey and Roger appreciate all that they have with respect to Malcolm and Melody, it doesn't mean that they sometimes wish that life could be easier. They do their very best to make sure both kids are safe, loved, fed, encouraged, and nurtured... too bad the nuances of each of those activities can be so complex and taxing. Malcolm is at an age now where he is inquisitive, eloquent, and even charming; however, with these traits also come things like unbelievably stubborn, at times manic, and irrational. Tracey and Roger both await the day where life is simpler, less hectic, and peaceful. Is that asking too much?
Here are some pictures from Tracey's birthday dinner at Memphis Blues. It was a meat-fest!.