To my children- kindness to siblings

There will be days when you love each other. There will be days that you despise each other. And there will even be a day when you might slowly become distant strangers but know that today you have kindness to one another.

walkI see it when I asked Rose to help Lucy know that she is not alone while I had to help Charlie. I saw Rose hold her tiny hand and talk gently to her because of this kindness Lucy calmed down creating a tender moment between sisters. It might be a small moment but added together they make lasting friendships.

Dealing with the tears

cryingtimePlease tell me that it is normal to have everyone in your family crying at you on a daily basis.
Ok, I can’t include Tom in the crying group but still three out of four is way to high in the crying department.

I think that this is one of the hardest parts of being a mother to young kids. The large amount of time that I have to deal with direct negative energy drains me. Plus if you have stubborn children like mine who think that life is a negotiation adds another layer of fun. Couldn’t we just have a passive aggressive suggestion box?