Dear SoSooper (and previously Home Is Fun) readers,
For eight years I (Denise) blogged on Home Is Fun and shared photos and life in a diversity-filled couple with four energetic boys, all born within seven years.
Time has flown. As Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, shares, “The days are long, but the years are short.”
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May YOU enjoy YOUR children NOW. Before they grow up.
(And take pictures, no matter how bad a photographer you are. I did!)
Try spending 5 minutes this week simply observing one child without à priori. Just watch him/her.
Better yet. Admire him/her.
(Choose to do this for your “problem” child. It’s transforming 🙂 )
This works for teens as well as for tots. They might engage you and ask you to join in a game. For these five minutes let them know that you are admiring them and will join them in a few moments. You can even invite them to put on the timer!
Parents who have done this exercise marvel at their children. They are indeed beautifully and wonderfully made!
For more family news, we celebrate 25 years of marriage! (Read about the glue that keeps us together.)