No, I am not talking about Democrats or Republicans. Or my husband. Ha!l Parenting- yeah that’s what all this is about. It’s sometimes difficult to be in the driver’s seat of Crazy 1 and Crazy 2, especially when they inherited it from you. So here goes the second verse, same as the first perhaps. Enjoy. Sorry, NOT sorry! You’re my favorite person except when you’re here. Observing siblings and distinguishing when or how to intervene is quite an art, but a precise one. They say those words, followed by a quiet smirk or pat of goodwill, a dash out the door to play, or by a complete knock down/drag your sister by the hair fight. I sit with baited breath as an onlooker, and realize they and they alone have this ‘secret’ language between them. Most times, kindness prevails, but there are plenty of times where the tears flow and removal of privileges occurs. There is just some kind of understanding between the two of ours (and hopefully yours) that they are in this together. They have to grow up with the two whack jobs that God provided for them, and we have to ‘put up’ with these sometimes knuckleheaded blessings. Regardless, I am reminded of God’s awesome sense of humor and wisdom. Behind all the ‘tough’ mama talk, I am actually a softie at times, laughing out loud at bad jokes and the drama that comes so naturally. How about you? Softie or disciplinarian? Life is just too short to not take a deep breath, lay on the floor and belly laugh.