Friday, November 19, 2010

factor of two

you know
i'm realizing more and more every day
how much they feed off each other.
the silliness,
the uncooperativeness,
the obnoxiousness. . .
i think about it most when i see the opposite--
either those moments
when i am one-on-one with one of them,
and they are pure angels,
or when i watch friends with their single children
and think
how uncommonly well-behaved they are.
i notice more and more
how the trouble
and the difficulty
and the challenge seems to have multiplied
by a factor greater than two,
putting the two of them together.

but i wouldn't change a thing.