If I were a cartoon, there would have been steam blasting out my ears and perhaps a pitchfork in my hand.
I blew up at my 5-year-old for dumping the toy bins out in one big pile.
Yet there he was, hugging my shoulder and saying "mommy, I love you" with a smile on his face.
I thought to myself...
Do I deserve this?
This sweet kindness and love from my son right now?
I knew I made a bigger deal out of the situation than it needed to be.
I knew keeping calm, cool and collected was what any "good" parent would do...that's what all of the magazines say, right?
But I'm no super-mom.
It's amazing how forgiving, kind and unconditionally loving our children are.
They don't see US how we see OURSELVES.
You aren’t merely loved by your children.
Because while hugs & kisses are all fine and dandy,
it’s the life lessons you’re teaching that dazzle-
the strict bedtime (or curfew).
Sometimes the most heartbreaking, snot-nosed lessons,
will be the ones to build their character the most.
And molding them into happy, healthy, value-infused little people?
Is what you take pride in.
Don’t be invisible in their childhood photos.
You’re too indispensable to be omitted from their past.
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