11 August 2011
Have you ever been embarrassed by something your child said or did, with no fault of their own, but in their own baby/toddler way they did something or said something that was not quite appropriate? Do you apologize to the people around you? Correct your child, or just laugh?
Well, children have a way of just being themselves. Everything is new and interesting and let's face it they get away with a lot since they have a lot of cuteness going on. But there are also times when our kids do things that make us so incredibly proud! It could be they had a really good nap, or a really good day, they were in a really good mood, or they were just being themselves, but regardless we want to take all the credit because after all we have been raising them, we spent 7-8 hours in the delivery room in labor with them, we carried them around for 9 months, you get my drift?
Anyway, our waiter and the owner of the restaurant stopped by a few times to tell us how amazed they were at how well our kids were eating (our kids love the food there and we get tons of different varieties in little bowls to choose from with our chopped sticks...John and I love Asian cuisine..John thinks he is Asian) They also couldn't get over the fact that our children each sit in their own chair and totally feed themselves (since my kids are 17 months apart I taught Julia at a very very young age to feed herself since I knew with Mark on the way she would have to do it for herself, I would say by 15 months she was using silverware on her own, and mark even younger).
Moms need compliments and we need to stick together and build each other up!
Proverbs 16: 24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.