7 Things Your Kids Will Never Forget About You
In short, the article pointed out the following seven things that will stick with our kids. They were:
- The time you gave them real responsibility.
- The tone of your voice.
- The times you admitted fault and apologized.
- The times you gave them clear boundaries.
- The times you gave them a completely unexpected surprise.
- The times you laughed until your stomachs hurt.
- The times you showed up.
In sticking with my theme of keeping it real, I wanted to share which two convicted me most. These are not to make me feel bad. They are simply to make me think. I have to work most on #2 and #6.
My tone is, without a doubt, the thing I struggle with most as a mom.
I am a dramatic person and the sighing and frustrations and raising my voice are at the forefront of my mom each and every day. In fact, I have an accountability partner in this one that I text with regularly to let her know how I am doing and vice versa.
The other thing I want to do more is ... laugh. My nature is simply not an out loud laughter. My husband will laugh easily and loudly. But I tend to laugh on the inside. I also find myself hesitating in getting my kids silly because calming them back down can be so difficult. But I want to laugh easier and harder with my kids.
What about you? You are lucky. You can even leave your comment anonymously!