I say it all the time to my kids. “Just a minute, honey!”
Sometimes I have a good reason. Maybe I’m cooking and can’t leave the stove. Or maybe I’m in the middle of a phone conversation.
And sometimes I don’t really have any reason at all. At least not one worth putting my darlings off again.
I’m a firm believer in children knowing that the universe doesn’t actually revolve around them. But I also believe they need to know they are far more important to me than, say, that funny Facebook post I was reading.
This December, when life gets crazy full of activities and to-do lists, let’s make a promise to each other, dear momma, that we’ll say yes a little more often. Let’s stop what we’re doing and look our darlings in the eye as they show us that 27th scribbled-on paper. Let’s scoop them up in a big ‘ol hug and bask in their delighted laughter. Let’s surprise them with a sweet note under their pillow to find when they go to bed. Let’s make it their best month ever! ♥
Sandra Modersohn is a devoted wife, mother, and homeschooler. She loves great graphic design and has a passion for creating beautiful and useful printable materials for children. Little Learning Lovies where she shares her creations with the world. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest and, of course, at the Little Learning Lovies Blog and Store.
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