Our kids are always teaching us life lessons, aren't they?
|They teach me as much as I teach them!|
When we were getting ready for dinner this weekend, I had J help me clean and prepare the lettuce and cucumbers for our salad. She was spinning the salad, putting the diced cucumbers in a container, and just all around helping me.
When we were done, she hugged me so hard, looked up at me, and said, "Thanks for letting me help with the food, Mommy. I love making food with you. I love you!"
What she said really hit me - hard.
My kids love all the "big" things we do for them, like spending a lot of time preparing crafts and games for them and taking them to the zoo, beach, or splash park. And there isn't anything wrong with doing these "big" things.
But they also love the "little" things. They don't care if it's folding the laundry or getting dinner ready (at this age anyway!).
My kids just want to be with me and feel important.
So although I do still have some "bigger" fun things planned for the kids this summer - trips, games, and crafts - , I realize now that they have a lot of fun doing the "little" things too.
I just need to invite them in.
So this summer, I need to slow down, see that not all fun things are big or planned, and enjoy the precious everyday moments with them too!
Sigh, my kids are always teaching me something that seems like it should be common sense. Being a parent sure teaches a person some humility too. But I'll take these life lessons any day if it makes me a better mom.
I'm sure you've had this experience too! So I'd love to know: what are some things your kids have taught you?
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