Saturday, April 23, 2011
A To Z - Sons
I'm sure my wife would disagree. She always wanted a daughter, but not me. On the one hand, having "daddy's little girl" might be pretty cool. But having to worry about her would probably drive me to drink. I don't worry about my sons. I have an almost 18 year old, and though he has his moments, I'm very proud of who he is and who I envision he will become. I don't think he's figured out yet what he wants to be, but I don't have a problem with that. I'd rather he take his time and get there his own way. He has indicated an interest in computer-aided drafting, so we'll see if that pans out for him.
My younger son is an artist. He already knows what he wants to be and he has a good start on it. The dragon picture posted above is one of his, and the cool thing is that he drew it straight out of his own mind. He used to copy images from books or things he saw, but I told him now that he had the basic idea, he needed to draw up his own dragon rather than somebody else's. As far as I'm concerned, he took the advice to heart and did an awesome job.
My sons are fun. And I spend a lot of time with them (even when maybe they'd rather I let them be). Since I know they won't be here much longer, I take every opportunity to bother them. It's not too bad though and I'm fairly certain they don't really mind. Even the older one seems to take my need for his company in stride. Sometimes I give him his space, but lots of times I drag him through whatever fun I can think up.
For those of you who have kids, do you struggle for their attention or are they pretty close to you? And have you thought about what life'll be like when they've moved on (a moment I dread BTW)?