Thursday, December 30, 2010

How to really love a child

We found this little piece in an old journal. Sorry we can't attribute it to anyone, if you know, do tell.

"Be there. Say yes as often as possible.

Let them bang on pots and pans. If they are crabby put them in water. If they're unlovable, love yourself.

Realise how important it is to be a child. Go to the movies inyour pyjamas. Read books out loud with joy.

Invent pleasure together. remember how really small they are. Giggle alot. Surprise them.

Say no when necessary. Teach feelings. Heal your own inner child. Learn about parenting.

Hug trees together. Make loving safe. Bake a cake and eat it with no hands. Go find elephants and kiss them.

Plan to build a rocket ship. Imagine yourself magic. Make lots of forts with blankets

Let your angel fly. Reveal your own dreams. Search out the positive. Keep the gleam in your eye.

Mail letters to God. Encourage silly. Plant licorice in your garden. Open up. Stop yelling. 

Express your love. A lot. Speak kindly. Paint their tennis shoes. Handle with caring.

Children are miraculous."  


slbma said...

oh this is so beautiful. We try to parent like this... there are, of course, times when it slides. But mostly we like to walk the dog in our PJs, love immensely, laugh a lot, create magic in everything we see. This piece of writing reminds me - I might re-read it from time to time! Being a parent really is such a gift - thank you for sharing this :-) May 2011 bring your family lots of love, laughter and happiness x

gaffycowan said...

thanks for this post winter family. love you, x

Anonymous said...

ahwwwww... ya got me feelin all lovely and child friendly reading that...bless, I'm off to paint me trainers, purple with orange stripes.... x I&M X