Thursday, March 29, 2012

Things My Children Have Taught Me

Unconditional love

How to survive on little to no sleep

To appreciate the small things

That not having the right book, food, toy or sippy cup can be a horrible travesty

That a smile from a baby can make even the worst day seem like the best one

Snacks are imperative if any shopping is going to get done

Cuddling up with a sleeping child can make any troubles disappear

If there's a puddle, it's made for jumping, and if there's a rock, it needs to be picked up and examined

Grass stains are a fact of life

Scrubbing explosive poop out of baby clothes isn't fun, no matter how many (many, many, many) times you do it

How amazing and wonderful it is to watch a young child struggle to accomplish something, and then finally get it and feel so proud

The toys you think you kids will love? They will gather dust

Those same toys will become magical and amazing if they are at someone else's house

It's ok to let kids indulge in a little TV (Super Why taught Stephanie her letters)

When you read Pinkalicious over and over and over again, you start to actually like it

And the #1 thing my children have taught me is this:

           When you become a mother, the world seems to shrink down and consist only of the tiny bundle placed in your arms. Nothing else matters as much as this miracle you have been blessed with. And as much as you try, the love that you have for your child can never be explained or measured or compared to anything else.

*Today I linked up with Mama Kat's Writers Workshop. The prompt was Things Your Child Can Teach You


  1. Learning how to function with no sleep was one of the hardest.

    1. I'm definitely still learning this one... ;)

  2. Children are such great teachers. I love seeing the world through their eyes. It's just so beautiful.

    Stopped by from Mama Kat's. :-)

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I apologize for not commenting back sooner. And I agree...seeing the world through children's eyes is amazing :)

  3. Aw- this made me smile as I got 2 hours of sleep from my kids yesterday:)


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