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Friday, January 17, 2014

My Thoughts About People

I was going to name this post:
My Thoughts About Children.

But then, no. Children are people too.

My feelings spawn from the amount 
of time that I spend at preschool.

When I first headed back to preschool I wanted to die, 
the children, they have a lot of different...

They pee on the floor, 
sneeze on my hand (always right on my hand)
and everything else you can think of.

I guess I really let those things effect 
how I feel about kids.

(Also the amount that I've been 
pinched and bit and head butted 
has probably had something to do with it.)

I realized the bitterness in my soul
when I was on a date and I told the guy,
"You know...I don't think I want children."

A couple of hours later
( I guess he was still thinking about it)
He said, "Hey, were you serious earlier
when you said the kid stuff?"


Well, that was then.
And now, I think I've come around.
Let me tell you why.

The other day one of the little boys at school
asked if he could come to my birthday party,
and with regret,
I had to tell him that it was for big kids.
(Even though I'm pretty sure more 
3 year olds would make it a lot more fun!)

I've found that children are kind.
And sweet.
They want to share their Legos,
they want to make others happy.
They laugh when the other little kids fart.

Another experience.

Today I was observing the playtime activities.
All of the kids build and karate chop things.
For an hour.

The current item being karate chopped was...
a wooden train track I believe.

Somehow the train track ended up
hitting the nose of my little one.
And this next part, this is the good stuff.

The first person he looked for?
His arms both came out, 
and soon he was sitting on my lap.

I snuggled him, 
and gave him eskimo kisses.
I told him that I was sorry that he was hurt.
(and also advised him to stop karate chopping things above his head, 
you know...gravity?)

I tossled his cute little hair
kissed his nose,
and sent him back to play.

And, I know what you're thinking,
"And that's when the water works started."
Nope. NO typical Tilly this time.

I really did love that moment.
All of the boogers, and scratches, and tears.
(Mine and his)
They were all worth it.

So. Guy that I was on a date with.
I've changed my mind.

I give in.

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