I can't remember why, 17 years ago, as a 29 year old married-4-years ab that already had a 9 year old stepson...Why did I want him?

But now I can tell you what he is.

My biggest aggravation
Greatest joy
Greatest love
Source of enormous fear
Source of tremendous pride
Source of frequent embarrassment
Source of endless marital conflict
Huge
Clutzy
Ornery
ADD
Stinky-footed
Girl crazy
With my eyes
Bright
Unmotivated
Sneaky
But-always-gets-caught
Travelling partner
Fishing bud
Does 10 small things for me a day (Jake? Let the dog out!)
Makes me laugh more than anyone or anything else
Bottomless pit.

Looking at that list, maybe you can't tell the positives outweigh the negatives. But I'm his mama, we're a team, I love him and he loves me. World without end, amen.