About easy child...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I've posted a few times when easy child was just downright nasty to me. I wanted to let you know how proud I am of my son.

    He has had some rather unflattering moments throughout my illness. Most of it was before we knew the exact cause, but not all of it. However, he has really stepped up to the plate in a lot of areas. He's been doing the laundry (I sort, he washes and dries) as I've had some balance issues with the various medications and I've almost broken my neck on the basement stairs while balancing a laundry basket on more than one occassion. (Me and my love of shoes and I've been stuck in sneakers....sigh...) He will not let me vacuum. Following the heart caths/angioplasty, you're not allowed to vacuum for a period of time...10 days, I think...something about the motion, I'm not sure what exactly. He has just decided that I really don't need to be doing it and is doing it himself. (He is a bit bossy. NO idea where he gets that from. :wink:)

    While I was in the hospital in July, he borrowed a friend's carpet scrubber and scrubbed the living room carpet. He didn't realize that you need to rinse and so the shampoo in the carpet attracted dirt and it looked bad. So we rented a steam vac from the store this afternoon and he scrubbed the carpet again. I haven't had to remind him once to mow the lawn. In fact, while he was in Georgia over the summer he was in touch with my second son to make sure it was getting done.

    He's applied for a job. I still haven't returned to full time hours - although I have that intention every Monday morning - and he's decided that he needs to help pay the bills. I'm not going to let him do that, of course. He'll save his paychecks for a car.

    I posted on ideas on how to wake a teenager just before school started. I haven't had to wake him once. He's gotten himself up everyday by himself.

    AND when I correct him when he's driving, he doesn't argue. He asks me if he's doing it right, how that turn was, how that stop was, etc.

    He has his less than stellar moments, of course, but we've talked and I really think it was based in fear. We have so many unknowns right now with my health, income, housing...big issues.

    You know, easy child has never been a follower. He's always done his own thing. He's compassionate and kind and not afraid to go against the crowd for what he believes is the right thing to do. He's a good person.

    I just wanted to share that with my friends. :flower:
     
  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    :angel:

    Give him a hug for me! What a nice guy!
     
  3. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Wow, that is so awesome.

    Beth
     
  4. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Well, didn't that feel good to post all of that? I'm glad things are going well and that he is still the easy child. Sounds like a good kid.
     
  5. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    It did feel good to post this. I had tears in my eyes. In the months leading up to the heart attack, before we knew what was going on, easy child was so nasty to me.

    It's nice to have my son back.
     
  6. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    :smile:
    What a proud Momma you must be!!! He sounds like such a good kid. (Can I say I am envious :wink: )
    I am so so glad you have him during all of this. And what a great role model that is setting for you daughter. Is he able to convince her to pitch in as well?
     
  7. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    Darn...no flashlights! :cry:

    You needed it, you deserve it, and YOU should be the proudest Mom going!

    Congrats! :flower:

    Beth
     
  8. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    If easy child tries to suggest anything to difficult child, he is just accused of trying to boss her around. However, she did clean the downstairs for me this week when I was down for the count.
     
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    What a great easy child. Give him hugs for me, too. You should be a very proud mommy, and you are!!

    Hugs,

    Susie
     
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Wow! He has come a long way.
    Perhaps you have, too ... maybe more boundaries?
    Bravo to both of you.
     
  11. It is so uplifting to hear your good news! Sometimes these kids can really rise to the occasion when the chips are down. This gives us all hope.
     
  12. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Way To Go to easy child! Sometimes they just get lost for a bit of time and finally find their way back.

    Im glad he is a young man he can feel good about. It must make him feel very good about himself.
     
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