Madeline loving her brother while they eat cinnamon and sugar pie dough scraps.
In the last week or so, the kids have been extra grumpy, whiny, tired, needy, you name it. Which means their mommy has been the same. I'm guessing it's from vacation, traveling, time changes and more time changes. I haven't been feeling very patient or understanding . You know the feeling when the kids go to bed and you look into those sweet faces and feel like you can do better?
Well during lunch today, we had a sweet conversation that reminded me of why I'm so glad I have my kids to teach me and make me a better person.
I brought Madeline her milk in a pink cup.
M- Mom! (yes she now calls me mom instead of mommy. A little sad for me.) How did you know I wanted pink?!
me - I'm your mom. I know you, Madeline.
M- Hmm.. you know me. Well, what do we know about Charlie? He loves dogs, he likes reading books, he LOVES to go outside, and he likes to scream in the car. (a new and very bothersome thing for madeline. He does it to get to her.)
me - You do know Charlie! What do we know about Daddy?
M- He likes to play with water on the deck with us, he likes helping people and he loves to go camping.
me - You know Daddy. What do you know about me?
M - I know you love Daddy. I know you love me, and I know you love Charlie. You like making things, too.
She could have pointed out a number of my weaknesses, but instead she focused on some of our best qualities and things I think she loves about each of us. (except for charlie screaming!) Maybe that's why we're told to be child like. Because they forgive and forget very easily. I feel extremely blessed to be a mom.