I cried a little, well maybe more than a little and I prayed before I went to sleep for God's help. He's little, he's a kid, he's supposed to be a kid, and I need to be kinder. I also need to be more patient; I must be more patient!
|My son as a newborn.|
|A proud momma |
with her little boy.
Our son and I are a lot alike in that we push, we argue, we want it our way, or at least put up a good fight to get our way - we butt heads often. So when I got up this morning I wanted today to be much better for him. When the baby went down for a nap, I tried to really focus on him. We plowed the drive way, rode through the yard on the four-wheeler, came inside to color, and hang out - just the two of us before his little sister woke up. The rest of the day I really tried to make sure I remembered he's little, he needs to act little. I also gave him much more positive attention and you know what…our day went so much smoother. He was happy which made me so happy.
Positive attention does wonders, for everyone.
As for tomorrow and the next day, and the day after that, I need to take my own advice.
2. Be Patient
4. Be Kind