Does anyone know what movie that quote is from?
My heart is breaking today for my son, Henry. My heart often breaks for Henry.
One of the toughest things about having triplets of the same gender, is when one is not as "good" at some things such as sports, school, music etc. It's tough even when your kids aren't the same age but it is especially tough when they are in class together, they have the same peers and always feel they are part of a unit. We want each of our boys to have their own path, their own interests, their own successes in life but now at this age, with both parents working full time, it is so damn hard to spread our time out over four kids. We tend to sign the boys up for baseball together, we signed them up for band together, cub scouts, swimming - everything. Sam and Charlie are holding their own with baseball but it is such a struggle for Henry. So we are letting him drop out if he wants to. He loves the game - but as a spectator. He knows everything about baseball. He's a walking baseball encyclopedia.
The kids have started at a new school this year - long story. So far, they all seem to be adjusting fine. Then today Henry told me something that has me concerned. The boys have a project at school where they can work with a partner. Sam and Charlie each have a partner but Henry told me today nobody wanted to be his partner. I didn't know what to say. I think for me personally, that is one of the things I find so hard about being a parent - not always knowing the right words to help ease their way.
So, my heart is breaking for my boy. My sensitive, clever, hilarious, frustrating, hot tempered, creative, heart as big as Texas boy.