Brady and I haven't had a lot of good days this summer. I really hate saying that...but it's true. I have talked to several friends who also have 9 year olds and they are having some of the same issues- talking back, negativity, eye rolling and laziness. In that regard, it's nice to know I'm not alone and that there's probably nothing seriously wrong with my child. However, it still hurts my heart. He can be so sweet at times, but those little glimpses of sweetness have been few and far between lately. I do not tolerate disrespect and so Brady and I have done a lot of head butting this summer. Oooops, this wasn't the direction I wanted to go in. I want to keep this positive today!
Today was a really good day. Brady asked if we could read outside under the tree together. He was nice and loving. He wanted to be close. He rubbed my arm and we talked about what a pretty day it was. We read our books and snuggled.
Today was a good day. Probably my favorite day this summer.
Today I am reminded that we can do all kinds of fun and exciting things...but sometimes the sweetest moments in time are the most simple ones.