Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Falling sky for me, Sky is the limit for them
Monday when my sky was falling I made myself stop to do some sole searching. I wanted to think of all of the things I want to be as a mother and what I want to teach them.
Here’s my list:
· Loving-Every single day, even when they break a window, get into my make-up or paint the dog blue. I want to show them none of those things matter. That we will love them NO MATTER WHAT!
· Funny-I want to make my kids laugh. The big ol’ belly, can’t get enough laughs!
· Honest- Show them that honesty and integrity matter, no matter how old you are. (well except when it comes to things like Santa, I’ll still lie about that)
· Smart-I can show them street smarts, Kevin; well he can show them all of the other kinds of smart.
· To be huggable-I want my kid(s) to be affectionate. To love with all of their heart and be ok being loved like that back. I want to hug them and kiss them every day. Even when they tell me they are too old. TOO BAD!
· To live life without regrets-I want my kids to not have regrets. Make every decision good or bad because in that moment that’s what was best for you or that’s what you felt you HAD to do.
· To listen to others-I want them to know that it’s not just their world. Other people and their opinions matter, just as their opinion matters
· A healthy relationship-I want to show my kids what a healthy, loving, marriage looks like
· Back bone-I want my kid to know that I cannot fix everything. Although I will want to, I just can’t. So they will need to get up and dust themselves off and try again.
· Not to give up easily-Fight the good fight.
· To be grateful-Things can always get worse. Some people have it a lot worse than we do.
· Manners-Well, this is obvious.
· To be a good friend-They say you are who your friends are. I have been lucky in this department so I want my kid to surround themselves with good people. People they love and trust. Keep those people close and grow up with them. I want to love these friends as if they were my own kids.
· To be respectful-You need to be respectful and earn respect. I want my kids to know that you respect others and they respect you. The golden rule so to say.
· To show cooperation not compliance- It’s important to work WITH others not to let others walk over you
· Good health and hygiene-I want my kid to eat well, play outside, and get fresh air. Then come in and know ok time for a tubby.
· Dream big- The sky is the limit
Well that’s most of it. I’m sure there’s so much more than this but I haven’t thought of it yet. It’s funny how big I can dream for my possible kid(s) but generally lately I’m very skeptical of what is in store for me.