But there is another side of Ryan that many people do not get to see. Hidden behind his stubborn, independent side is a sweet little boy. Each day no matter how often Ryan was on my last nerve, there is always some moment we share that I will treasure forever. Sometimes it is when we are watching TV before going to his bed when he reaches behind my back and rubs it. Or it may be when he sees me getting teary eyed from exhaustion and frustration and he comes up and gives me a hug. And it could be the random kisses he sometimes shares with me. Or maybe even when he wants to just cuddle in my lap.
I know I am just wasting time getting frustrated with him. I need to remember that no matter how he tests me and pushes the limits, he is a sweet little boy. I am so lucky that I get to see both sides of him.
And in my mind, the little boy that called me into his room at 8:45 p.m. tonight to ask me to get the boogie out of his nose, is one of the sweetest boys ever.