It’s been a while since I have taken a moment to think about the good things about my children. The past 4 months I was back on the pill and have found myself being constantly grumpy and miserable. I’ve decided to stop.
Aside from this, I seem to get caught up in the daily chores of parenting. The cooking, cleaning, washing, tidying, hurrying, yelling and frowning (not to mention going to work), that I hardly get time to think about the good things.
Both my children challenge me in different ways (which are ever changing), but they both have qualities which I do love dearly. Here are a few:
- You are very entertaining. You make up your own songs and run around the house screaming them at the top of your lungs and off key. It is just lovely.
- You love your brother and go to great lengths to teach him many things – including how to jump on the lounge, how to splash in the dog water but most importantly: your sense of fun.
- You are so independent and headstrong. A positive most of the time. When you set your mind to something, you do it (and not a moment sooner).
- You have an amazing memory. I don’t believe some of the things you recall from half your life ago. I hope you remember some of these moments when you are older.
- You are becoming a delightful little thing. You have such a mischievous little smile, yet you use it so sparingly that it is special each time I see it.
- You are gradually starting to say more and more words. Expressing yourself has become very important and you try so hard sometimes it makes you mad – but you are so cute.
- You adore your sister. You will follow her wherever she goes and are delighted when she lets you join in on her fun.
- Your clingy ways have subsided a little, but I still get to enjoy my cuddles when you wake from a sleep and are still a bit grumpy (I wonder where you get that from???).
- You think tickling family members is the funniest thing ever. Egged on by our enthusiasm for it, it make you feel you really contribute to the fun.