Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thoughts From Your Child

Every night I mean to write a new blog post but we are knee deep in nesting mode over here and I somehow have found myself preferring to organize closets to sitting here and writing.  Last time around I never really had huge nesting urges but it's coming on strong this time.  I'm talking organizing and reorganizing all of our closets and drawers, Home Depot trips, spackling, painting walls, refurbishing furniture, the whole nine yards...and really all of those things are activities I would have sworn I'd never do before now.  Even Ryan is joining in on the fun...but his nesting style has more to do with what kind of new TV we need for our Super Bowl party.  ;)

For now I don't really have any photos to share, mostly because I don't think pictures of new plastic bins in closets are really that thrilling to anyone except OCD sufferers and 8 month pregnant women.  I did, however, want to share these "thoughts from your child" that my dad sent me at Christmas time.  I love it, and think there's so much truth in every line. 

Before having kids I always imagined I would be very strict, almost to the degree of being harsh.  After having Lyla I surprised myself with the gentleness I felt towards her.  I was just so overcome by the sweet innocence and preciousness of her and babies in general.  But these tiny people are smarter than a lot of us give them credit for, and discipline and boundaries are so very necessary for them.  I love the balance this list has of letting kids be kids and not expecting perfection, yet stepping in as a parent and providing boundaries when necessary. 

Hope you enjoy!

- K

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you like that as much as I did. I wish I had re-read it more often! It's not always easy to follow, but the trying is worth it.