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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

My Children Are My Teachers

These things I have learned from my kids:

  1. Livvy's squeaky little voice is probably enough to make other people's ears bleed, but to me it fills my heart and and rocks my world!
  2. No matter how hard I try to parent my kids and guide them, all they are learning from me is what they do not want to become.
  3. It hurts to hear my five year old yell out "I hate you!", but it is even harder to hear her say "You don't even love me."
  4. I'm too strict. I'm not fair. And I suck.
  5. I always love one of my kids more than the other two. Which one that is depends on who is accusing me of it at any given moment.
  6. Partnership in parenting is just as important as partnership in a marriage.
  7. Having the same size feet as your daughters is not good. There go my soccer shoes.
  8. Clean is great, but tidy works too.
  9. Being a stay home mom is a thankless job, but it is the most important one in the whole world. I know that for certain now that I'm no longer there.
  10. Their friends are stranger than mine.
What have you learned from your kids?


KK said...

True. Your list made me smile :)

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I figure if all the kids complain about being left out, then I'm being fair.

I love kids...with gravy.

Loved this post!

Connie Weiss said...

Great post!

I've learned (just last night) that if the kids are together and it's very quiet....there is trouble a brewing. And that I can't sneak up on them because my old knees make too much noise.

Visiting from Mama Kat's

wy-not said...

Hmmm. Reading your list makes me realize that, as YOUR mother, I did a pretty damned good job. Cuz you turned out just fine. No matter what other people say. LOL

piecemeal people said...

Hey, I've got a squeaky one, too! (But she DOES make my ears bleed.) And my almost-four-year-old son has recently started shouting, "I HATE you!" whenever I don't give him something he wants. It doesn't really bother me now, because I know he's just upset and doesn't mean it, but I bet it'll sting when he's older and DOES know what it means.

Something I've learned recently, and unfortunately, is that what we say and do as parents doesn't seem to matter nearly as much as how our kids PERCEIVE what we say and do - it's a frightening thought that makes me feel very powerless, but I am really beginning to believe that our emotions surrounding an event end up affecting the memory more than what actually happened. I guess this can be good or bad...

Queenie Jeannie said...

Great post!

I've learned that things always seem better after a good nap!!!

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Jewls said...

Hi! Just poppin' in from SITS! Love your blog...I haven't learned anything from my kids...because I don't have any yet! LOL! Love your blog, and your family is beautiful :)

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

I'm a strict Mom too, but I think it's a good thing. I think kids like rules and guidelines. And I love having people compliment me on how well behaved they are. At least on the days they ARE well behaved!