“If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.”
~Diane Loomans
This is such a great reminder isn’t it? It’s so easy to get consumed with the day to day, keeping to our schedules, “watching the clock” and getting caught up with all the things we “need” to do. The days when our children are young are so fleeting! We must remember to allow them to teach us the gift of childhood, the gift of play and truly live! Hope this inspires you too!
~mm
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