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.

10 comments:

  1. Amen. I'm a school social worker and we were just having that conversation at work today. Every kids is a GOOD kid no matter all the other stuff. Glad you got to tell her!

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  2. beautiful...and so true...we have to tell them always! I even tell my students in middle school they are awesome, especially when they have a tough day and aren't really feeling this way:)

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  3. Steph you are such a loving and special mother. You are wonderful and I am so glad you are my granddaughter
    .Hugs
    Grammy

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  4. I love this so much! You got it so right, I have those moments too where it just hits me that my children are so amazing and I want to sink it into their heads. It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day of teaching- which is a lot of no's.

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  5. I adore you, Stephanie. Your blog is a beautiful breath of fresh air. Thank you for this reminder!

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  6. oh steph, this is so wonderful! i hope to be like you someday. and if anyone beams, it is stella :) she smiles with every muscle of her face and twinkle in her eye1 miss you guys.

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  7. beautifully said.

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  8. Loved every word of this! You are so great at what you do.

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  9. you said it. carson the other day told Lily she did a great job at her basketball game. I was so happy i was in ear of that sweet comment. I realize that he says a lot of nice things with out being asked or told what to say. Thanks for sharing.

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