Monday, July 19, 2010

Remind Me....

that it is important to teach my children how to be INDEPENDENT!

I often think if my kids could only do this or that how much easier life would be for ME. And also how simple I could make THEIR lives if I just did everything for them.

And I often worry about how they feel when I let them try something I know they can't do, because it's okay if we can't do everything.

And what about when they are fighting and the problem could quickly be solved but I let them figure it out on their own.

Wouldn't their lives be a whole lot easier if we just made all the decisions for them, made the mistakes so they wouldn't have to. Fight their fights so they wouldn't need to. Remove their hardships so they didn't suffer.

Maybe. But how much fun would that be?


Amy C said...

I have the.hardest.time with this. I want to do EVERYTHING for my boys. I want them to learn to work around the house, but I find myself going back and doing things the right way, after they've done it. Not that the way they are doing things is wrong, it's just not the way I want it done. Parenthood is SO hard sometimes!

DontYouWishYouWereUS said...

John always tell me how cute your boys are. He thinks Jace looks just like you. Your boys are so adorable. One day they will grow into great men because you are such a great mom.