Thursday, January 24, 2013
on good kids
Yesterday Stella chose to play in her bed for quiet time. A little while later I walked by her room and found her surrounded by her guys, sound asleep. And right at that moment it dawned on me that I haven't been giving her enough credit. She is such a wonderful girl, so helpful and kind to Elliot. Lately, she has been especially good at entertaining herself. I watched her for a minute, and I let her goodness sink in on me. Does that ever happen to you? You realize that because they have been good, your children have slipped your notice? Oh man, it makes me feel terrible, but grateful, too. I made sure to tell her how wonderful she was when I tucked her into bed that night, and she beamed.
If there is anything that I want my kids to know, it is that I think they are wonderful. I want them to know that I see all of the good inside of them and that it outweighs any bad. Every child deserves to have that.
posted by stephanie at 1:31 PM