Monday, April 4, 2011

One of the Boys

A little each day, I feel distant from my boys.

Let's face it, I'm not interested in Nintendo, Wii and computer games. In fact, Mr. O has taken up the hobby of playing Pokemon just so he can stay connected with his sons.

As for me, I am having trouble making the connection. And lately, I feel so out of place.

So alone.

Wasn't there a time when my boys wanted to be with me? What happened?

Now, they are constantly with their father, following his every move.

But I wasn't going to give up on my kids. Surely, there must be something I could do with them.

Let's play some soccer! What a great idea!

We headed to J.P's school, and discovered we had the soccer field all to ourselves.


I was goalkeeper for my boys' team. Who would have thought?

It was hilarious to play against Mr. O. especially when A.R used his fancy footwork to score the winning goal.

No more worries here. I guess I'll do whatever it takes to be one of the boys.


  1. I thought it was hard staying connected with my tween daughter! Good for you for finding/making the effort to spend time with them.

  2. Yes, that is soooo right... But it is stated that father is a huge part in building their confidence during their growing up jounery..well, mother has a place in the heart always... so no worries, no out of place..

    Oh yes, btw, Tuesday Thankfulness is up so hope to see you if you are free.. :)

  3. Sometimes mine cling so much, and only want me. Other times (like lately) they are much more interested in other things, other people....boys!

  4. What a mom!:) Soccer is not at all easy to play.

  5. Hi Mel...Don't be so hard on yourself.
    I guess it's all part of growing up
    Most boys tend to stick to their dads..
    They need someone they can emulate.

    Kudos to you for making the effort in
    bridging the gap. No matter what, you
    are their mom and I'm sure deep inside
    they can feel your love