Does parenting have a Sweet Spot?
If so, I think I have entered it. Terrible 2's? What is so terrible about them? Actually, Lukas is at a stage of development that is abundant with wonderful moments. Fun moments. Happy moments. Moments that warm the cockles of my heart.
No, I don't know what cockles are, but mine are toasty folks.
Could that spot occupy this age, this stage in a child's development? The stage when they can talk to you in a sweet little voice - smiling wide and giving you gems such as "I love you, daddy!" or "Sit down and play with me, daddy" all with genuine heartfelt emotion.
Before they ever even think of saying things such as "I hate you!" or "You're mean" or "I hope you die!"?
When you mean the world to them almost as much as they mean it to you?
When practically everything they do is just so darn adorable, that even those frustrating moments where you have every right to be upset, you just can't bring yourself to be?
Well, that my friends. That is the spot I find myself in right now.
And it sure is Sweet.