Thursday, June 16, 2011

Things I don't understand

I've read that children need fathers in their lives, in part, because a father is more likely to rough-house with his children than the mother.

I've read that children need mothers, in part, because a mother is more likely to be caring and nurturing with her children than the father.

So why is it that my child views me as a jungle gym and gives me a fat lip while I'm putting him to sleep?

1 comment:

  1. Sigh. Well, they also DON'T quite get the consequences of their floppiness quite yet. How many times do I even have to remind older kiddos that if they hurt their sibling/neighbor, then saying they're sorry might be a good idea even if they 'didn't mean to'. Many adults can't even handle that and I personally know a few of them. Then.....there is myself who doesn't always get it either. Sigh. I have pondered your question many a time. Remembering to smile, laugh and help them not feel too horrible about hurting mommy is the next trick.