Notes on Parenting

Insights for parenting babies, toddlers, teens, and young adults.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Some Perspective


Last night I returned from choir practice and was annoyed one of my children had pulled out the wrapping paper box from under my bed and left it there.  I asked my husband about it and he didn't know who did it.

This morning my daughter told me, "Mom, I made a necklace for you."  A little girl had given her this gem at my students' piano recital.  Rather than keep it for herself, she decided to get some ribbon from the wrapping paper box and string it through the gem to make the necklace.  She lovingly put it over my head.

It was sweet, but I felt bad. I'm quick to get annoyed, especially when I have worked hard to organize and clean our house.  Really, does it matter that much?  She wasn't trying to annoy me.  She loves me and was doing something nice.  The other day she was just bursting with joy because I wrote her name on a plastic cup at a family gathering and added a heart to it. 

Do you ever have moments like that as a parent?



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