26 Oct The Bright Side of Domesticities
My youngest daughter has stated loud and clear that she is needing my attention these days. Not only does it show in her behavior and attitude, she actually told me straight out. It’s one of the upsides of having children old enough to communicate articulately what they want (and need) from us. There’s not getting out of being a better parent when you’re called on it. Gulp.
Finding engaging and enriching ways to bond with my girls can be challenging. I get into a routine of the norm and I forget to think outside the box of monotony. I know myself all too well and I know I am often distracted. And I also find myself saying no a lot; to activities they want to get involved in, to excursions and adventures, to getting dirty, to big plans, etc. I have recently been reminded that just because an idea sounds like too much work to me, or because I don’t always enjoy what it is the kids enjoy that I should say no to their requests.. In fact, saying yes feels good! And we all benefit from it.
To start off the week right, I’m sharing a little glimpse into yes.
Yes, you can cook (even though I hate cooking more than anything in the world) because it doesn’t have to be about me. i know, what an epiphany.
It can be about ways my girls can have fun, be creative, use their imaginations, make their own choices (even if they actually want to cook), find their strengths, explore the world.
And speaking of domesticities take a look at this hilarious photo gallery at Parents Ask where the Blythe Doll is in all her domestic glory. What a hoot, huh?
So, what’s cookin’ in your world?