Sunday, February 09, 2014

Anything Like Me

On the way home from church today, the song Anything Like Me by Brad Paisley came on. I have heard it before, but didn't really listen to all the words. Well I must have some raging pregnancy hormones today because it had me in major tears. For the most part this pregnancy my emotions have been pretty steady!!!

Of course I had to come home and download it right away. I have probably listened to it 15 times on repeat already! The last verse gets me every time!

It has just gotten me thinking so much. There's definitely things I look back on in my life that I would NOT want my own child to do. I know you can't control them and every child/teenager has to make their own mistakes, but it is still scary to think about! I think I turned out pretty good (don't tell me if you disagree!). All you can do is know that you have done your best raising them and to trust them and God to take care of the rest.

Adam and I talked about the things in our life we wouldn't want Little Man to do. (And definitely had some laughs while doing so!)  But if this little guy turns out anything like his dad, I will be one lucky mama. Even if teenager Adam would have sent me running for the hills, he is an amazing man and he is already the most loving and caring father a baby could ever want. I could do without the difficulty with authority and trouble in school when he grows up though! And if he ever goes in the pump house or climbs the tower, I'm pretty sure I'll die right there from a heart attack*.  On the same token, if we ever have a girl and she treats me the way I treated my mom, I might not make it through the teenage years without going into a mental institution....or to prison. 

This song just hits such a cord. And that last verse? I totally think about the time this little guy will go away to college and he hasn't even come home for the first time yet! 

Time to go listen again and get in another cry...!

*The Pump House
(It has an old well inside and a rickity tower on top!)

Anything Like Me
Brad Paisley

I remember sayin' I don't care either way
Just as long as he or she is healthy I'm okay
Then the doctor pointed to the corner of the screen
And said, "You see that thing right there, well you know what that means"

I started wondering who he was going to be
And I thought heaven help us if he's anything like me

He'll probably climb a tree too tall and ride his bike too fast
End up every summer wearin' something in a cast
He's gonna throw a ball and break some glass in a window down the street

He's gonna get in trouble, oh he's gonna get in fights
I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep
It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

I can see him right now, knees all skinned up
With a magnifying glass tryin' to melt the Tonka truck
Won't he be a sight with his football helmet on?
That'll be his first love 'til his first love comes along

He'll get his heart broke by the time he's in his teens
And heaven help him if he's anything like me

He'll probably stay out too late and drive his car too fast
Get a speeding ticket, he'll pay for mowing grass
He's gonna get caught skippin' class and be grounded for a week

He's gonna get into trouble, we're gonna get in fights
I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep
It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

He's gonna love me and hate me along the way
Years are gonna fly by and I already dread the day

He's gonna hug his momma, he's gonna shake my hand
He's gonna act like he can't wait to leave
But as he drives out he'll cry his eyes out if he's anything like me
There's worse folks to be like, oh he'll be alright if he's anything like me