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Five Minute Friday: Perspective
some days life just seems hard. my two year old does not seem to understand why biting her sister is bad and makes mommy unhappy. my baby doesn't understand why she cant be let down to explore with the big kids. i get frustrated coralling, correcting and constantly (hows that for alliteration) having to repeat myself.
sometimes i think if my kid had the words she would just say - mommy, im trying to figure this out. i know some things are bad and some things are ok. i just dont always know when or why. im learning. and while we're talking, i dont understand why it matters if i go play by myself outside. i dont understand why you think you need to watch me - after all im just going to the backyard.
i wish she understood how hard it is to not know how to explain things to her in a way that makes sense. what does safe even mean? i am so glad though that she doesnt have to have my perspective and that she gets to maintain her youthful enthusiasm for life.
my kids are so sweet. my rested eyes and heart see that. i know that when they are bigger i will want to call do overs on some of these moments but at the end of the day i hope i spend twice as much time or more tickling and loving and hugging and encouraging as i do correcting. that is what shell remember and she will just happened to have learned something along the way.