Junior & Kid Flash with Daddy at the Georgia Aquarium
My spirit crumbled as the harsh words pierced my heart and stung my soul. “Oh no, you didn’t!”, I thought as Kid Flash pummeled me with those crushing words. Background: Our kids are not allowed to watch tv or play video games during the week, with the exception of Tuesday nights when we watch “Flash” as a family. (Hence the name “Kid Flash”.)
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My husband (aka Daddy) has been out of town since last Tuesday and just returned today. As I informed the boys that Daddy was home, as I picked them up from afterschool, Kid Flash excitedly proclaimed, “Yaaay, now we can watch “Flash”. It’s better with Daddy!” 😥
For those mamas out their with boys, you know that boys LOVE their mamas to pieces. It’s the same dynamic that dads experience with their daughters (I’m a daddy’s girl 😆). So, when Kid Flash made his comment, I must admit that I was a little jealous. But, as I have already experienced with our oldest son, there comes a time when boys start to prefer their dads. Let’s just say that I’m not ready for all that. Sure, there are times when I want/need a break and wish my boys would call my husband’s name 15 times or ask him to get them something to drink when he’s already in the kitchen, but for the most part I enjoy being their “main squeeze”.
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I said all that to say – enjoy this time, mamas! As a very close friend shared with me last week as her oldest son turned 16, “The days are long, but the years are short.” It is literally over in a “Flash”!
Until next time-
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 4:14 NIV)