Welcome to Company Coffee Girl Blog Hop. I am getting to meet some wonderful bloggers through this blog and this is a great way to meet more. Posts have been about all sorts of things so I decided to spend a moment (the time it takes to have a nice cup of coffee) to think about children.
Children are the greatest people on Earth. They speak from the heart, make no judgment about a person based on physical features, and have a knack of making me smile even at my darkest times.
Children don’t come with a handbook, which can lead to a number of issues with their upbringing and dealings in general. Despite every attempt at reading the Mommy Handbook, Parents Guide to Babies, How to Raise Kids who Love Themselves, etc…you could never find one book that actually gave you an answer to the particular question you had at the time….and there have been many questions!
Children grow and change. Again…no handbook for this! Children have their own point of view and you have NO idea where it came from….surely you made YOUR point of view very clear about respecting others and their differing opinions? Why isn’t the message getting across like YOU want it to? Why does your child insist on thinking and doing the opposite of what you want? Oh yes, because you are trying to raise them to think for themselves! Now, where is that handbook?
Children are exhausting! They can run faster and longer and with a much higher pitched squeal than you ever did. They can function on minimal intake of nutritious food and need less sleep than those books we now store in the garage say they MUST have in order to be human!
Children also love to REALLY need to have the latest and greatest gadgety thingy that has just been advertised, just like all the others that now lay broken in the garage along with the handbooks!
But what children REALLY are cannot be put into words. The first smile, gummy and drool filled. The hand that fits so snuggly into yours as you walk along the beach collecting shells. The excitement of Christmas, the Tooth Fairy, the night before their birthday. The scraped knee and the knowledge that only YOU can really make it better. The kiss goodnight, sleep tight, mind the bedbugs don’t bite! The words that come from the person who loves you most in the world…”I love you Mommy.” And the knowledge that this little person means more to you than anything in the world as you utter, “I love you too!”
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