Thursday, September 25, 2008

You've Gotta Know When To Fold Um

Oh ... I saw it.



I tried not to.


I diverted my eyes.


I looked around the room.


I kept right on talking ...


Tried to keep my voice stern ...


Tried to be serious ...


Tried to keep my focus ...


But ...


I saw it.


And ...


What I really wanted to do was ...


Stop all that scolding and ....


Stop all the ...


"What if? And ..."
"How could you? And ..."
"You have to ... And ..."
"I've told you ... And ..."
"Next time ..."


And ...


Look right into those ...


Puppy dog eyes that were pleading ...


"I'm sorry Mama." And ...
"I won't do it again, Mama." And ...
"I'm not a bad boy, Mama." And ...
"I'm trying, Mama." And ...
"I'll try harder, Mama."


I just wanted to reach over ...


Pull him to me ...


Hug all his sadness away ...


And ...


Melt right into those ...


Chocolate brown eyes.


And then ...


I did.


On the upside ... I might have wasted this one well scripted, well expressed, well intentioned lecture, but ... I have others. There will be plenty of other opportunities to scold that boy. On this day ... well ... I folded.

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25 comments:

Kami said...

Yes, you have to know when to hold them and when to fold them, just like the song says.

I have yet to figure this all out but I am trying!

Kami said...

Oh and I like your new about me picture! Hot lady alert, hot lady alert!

Brenda said...

I fold too often and I'm paying the consequences now. I need to take lessons.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

OH your son looks JUST like the young boy in the movie Stepmom. DId you see it? He was a cutie pie.

OHmommy said...

I don't blame you.

Michelle said...

Sucker! Just kidding - how can you resist? I try so hard, but when they're so cute you just wanna grab 'em and cuddle 'em. Especially when they're being contrite!

dani said...

if i had a "little billy", i'd just have to put away the deck:)
love,
dani

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Every once in a while you've got to be a softie.

Dad said...

You BOTH felt better! !

Dawn said...

I totally get it...I fold all to often with my own kids.

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

OK... that is a TERRIFIC pic. Look at those eyes!

The Woman said...

omg that puppy is so cute

One Scrappy Chicklet said...

It is a curse I tell you. Momma's and their lil boys. We can not help it. You hear all the time about daddy's little girls and how sweet they can be... And if you hear momma's boy you think negative thoughts but I will admit I have 3 of them and they are all boy 24/7.

Jen said...

Oh, it must be so hard to scold with those eyes looking back at you! His hair gets me too. Don't you just want to run your fingers through it constantly?

Amanda said...

I can be a big softie too with my own kids!! There is nothing wrong with that:)

duchess said...

Those boys can get 'cha.
I had to be all mean parent yesterday when #1 son forgot to bring home his math & ss books. (This isn't the first time it's happened - more like the 4th.)
All I got was...."I'm so sorry Mommy. I won't do it again, Mom, I promise."
It just crushes my heart to have to be firm.

E said...

I always laugh at the Little Billy stories, but this picture...oh he is beautiful. This one is gonna be trouble.
And don't worry...i fold all the time. I can't help it. You can't either. We love them sure, but we just like em so much....

Laurels word said...

It's the eyes that get to you huh? All my girls have to do is look at me with those clear blue eyes and I melt. The thing is I taught them the trick to use on their dad...it backfired, on me.

ValleyGirl said...

HOW COULD YOU NOT??!! What an absolutely, heart-stoppingly adorable puppy!!!!

Robin said...

He's so cute! I must say that I enjoy reading your posts .. they are always very original and give me a refreshing start to my day! Keep it up!

Cheers!

Queen of My Domain said...

There will be plenty of time for that lecture. He's just starting out in the lecture time of his life.

tammy said...

Oh my gosh. I would've folded too. How could anyone resist that face?

Courtney said...

I don't know how you don't fold all the time!

Jen said...

That sounds just like me!

Kaci said...

Yes I fold all the time...XOXO

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