I subscribe to the Daily Groove. Some of them just seem to "click" with me, and today's especially did, so I thought I should share it. I highly recommend subscribing to remind yourself how to be the best you can be for your children.
THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle
Growing Down ::
Phrases like "child's play" and "cry like a baby" and"grow up!" expose an unspoken belief of our culture: children are expected to have fun and express their feelings openly, while grown-ups are expected to accept that life is mostly a grind with little room for authenticity. Perhaps, then, our desire for our children to be happy and authentic is partly a wish for ourselves.
Luckily,*modeling* is the most effective parenting tool, so let's model authenticity and lightness today by"growing down"...
*Eat spaghetti with your fingers
*Wear shoes that don't match
*Wear no shoes at all... in the rain
*Don't delay gratification
*Scream when you feel like it
*Pee in the grass!
No need to worry what other grown-ups might think. Just tell them you're sacrificing your adultness for the good of your children. : )
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Copyright (c) 2008 by Scott Noelle