I wrote a post last week about how we should all just take a little more time with the happy. How we need to think carefully about our online footprints, to be gentler with ourselves as we travel this parenting road, and yet to always try to make our kids proud.
I loved your response, and to find out that I was not the only one thinking about this impact on our children. Thank you.
Some of that post was brought on by my own self-doubts about my content and my insecurities and my failures as a mother. I do a gut-check every time I post something online but I also need to do a better gut-check when my kids are standing right in front of me.
And I realize that I need to do a better job at honoring my kids everyday in every little way that I can. Because I want them to have better self-confidence than I do. Not self-doubt, not feeling shamed, not feeling good enough.
Because my kids are so much more than that.
Esther came home last week so proud of her new role as class representative on Student Council. I think I celebrated with her for about 15 seconds as she was handing me her math assignment which was filled with red ink. She got so many problems wrong. Simple things. Things we go over again and again. Things she should know. And I got angry and frustrated with her because she just is not getting it.
Never mind that big win of Student Council just 15 seconds ago.
I was not proud of myself. And realized that I need to do a better job of building them up(not without cause just because they are awesome) and letting my kids know that they work hard and that they are good people. Everyday.
And I will honor my kids the way that I expect them to honor and respect others. Always.
As we continue to strive for the happy.
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