Thursday, January 22, 2009

Random Question Thursday

i heart grapefruit, originally uploaded by toyfoto.

What about parenthood surprises you?

Sometimes, when you're staring at something, you just don't see the most obvious thing ... and other times the most obvious thing just reaches out and grabs you in a way you might never expect.

One day you just look down at your grapefruit half and you see your heart, still wedged into its shell, promising flavors both bitter and sweet.

Raising children is like this.

It becomes oddly apparent that, like this fruit you might never have considered eating as a child -- or anything for which it took some level of maturity to aquire a taste -- is what parenthood is all about.

Children make you eat your heart out: bitter and sweet.


Tracy said...

nice post. funny, chloe loves grapefruit. she will eat a whole grapfruit in one sitting.

clickmom said...

I could never have known before I held my babies how primal and fierce my love for them could be. I'm quite certain that I could lift cars off of them or jump in front of a bullet if that is what needed to done.

XDM said...

That I would laugh, just be hearing them laugh, and that I would do whatever it takes to make them laugh, including watching the "Kick Mr. Rooney in the face" scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off eight times in a row. It really IS that funny.