I was in the mood for iced tea so I put the tea pot on the stove to boil, got out the tea, my glass, and a pyrex batter bowl. When the water was ready I put the tea to steep in my pyrex bowl. A few minutes later I added some honey and they got my cup full of ice. About that time Jesse came in from outside and wanted a drink too. He got his cup and filled it with ice and water while I poured my tea over the ice in my glass. Then I set my glass down on the stove while I threw the tea bags away. When I turned back to the stove Jesse was setting his cup right next to mine.
He looked up at me with those georgous blue eyes and said a little shyly, "I just want to be like you." Then he flashed me a smile.
I smiled right back and scooped him up in a big hug. "I know you do, and that makes me want to be a really good person, so you are too. I love you Jesse!"
"I love you too!"
And isn't that the crux of parenthood? Striving to be a better person so the example your children have is good? My boys make me a better person.