They Really are Good Kids

Maggie’s working through a large 1st Grade Workbook I bought her.
Jack is helping her with the “too hard” questions.
Caleb is wrestling with Juli, making silly faces at her, and causing her to laugh.
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton are singing on the stereo.

I sometimes give these kiddos a bad rap on Facebook because I like to turn my personal parenting frustrations into humorous stories, and I end up using their more challenging moments as fodder. My dad, who has suffered through four severe heart attacks and a number of strokes since I was a child, use to lay in the hospital bed making everyone laugh. He got in trouble once for visiting patients in other rooms during his walks down the hall and causing them to “laugh too much”. Dad always taught me that laughter and humor in our roughest moments is the best healing anyone can ever experience.

But this…this right here are the kids I know and love. This is who they are 85% of the time. At home and out and about.

Loving, caring, giving, dedicated, and devoted to one another.

It’s such a massive undertaking being responsible for tiny humans…a responsibility that I am most grateful to experience! I think I learn far more from them than they ever do from me.

Author: Lisa Cole

Lisa Cole is a freelance writer and social media specialist skilled in non-profit marketing and grass roots advertising. This mother of four weaves humor, emotion and depth into stories about parenthood and life in the American South.