You've probably gathered from many of my posts that my Henry is quite a character. And that sometimes I have no idea what to do with / about / for him.
Sometimes his outside behavior and slightly volatile temperament are really hard for me to step back from and respond to in any kind of rational manner. The up side is that if I ever develop true patience, it will be almost all because of him.
There are things about him, too, that keep me in check and help me remember his "insides," reminding me to tread lightly and not assume that tough behavior means he has a tough heart. Maybe just the opposite.
I overheard him talking to Calvin the other night before they fell asleep:
"Hey Calvin? Remember that one time when Lily gave me flowers she picked and told me sorry because you guys were being really, really mean to me?...She could have given you flowers, too, not just only me. I wouldn't care. That would have been good for you to have some, too."
Posted by Code Yellow Mom at 1:58 PM