How to Really Love a Child

Jan 11, 2012

I was browsing through a website for Moms the other day, and saw this posted by someone. It was such a great reminder of how much the little things matter. These are things that may be easily pushed aside in the hectic busyness of our lives, but oh how I hope to be this kind of parent!

Be there.

Say yes – as often as possible.

If they are crabby, put them in water.

If they’re unlovable, love them.

Laugh a lot.

Have family movie nights.

Let them pick out their own clothes.

Stop yelling.

Let them bang on pots and pans.

Play games.

Play dress up.

Read book out loud with joy.

Bake a cake – and lick the bowl.

Surprise them.

Handle with care.

Be kind.