I was recently talking to another mom about how sometimes we do our kids a bit of a disservice. For example, when we recently went on our cruise, we got lots of compliments on the girls. Especially at dinner, people told us how wonderful Emma was and how nicely she behaved. And what did I reply?
“Oh, you didn’t see her when . . . ”
Sound familiar? Sometimes as women, I think we find it really hard to take a compliment, and for whatever reason, it can extend to our children as well. I don’t ever mean to put my kids down to other people, but by dismissing their good behavior and focusing on the bad, isn’t that essentially what I’m doing?
So instead of worrying about the negative, this week we’re going to focus on what makes our kids GREAT. There are lots of things, and it doesn’t have to be something huge. It can be small but meaningful, and makes that child absolutely wonderful. I’d really love to hear what other moms love about their own little ones, and for every single person that emails me at email@example.com and tells me One Great Thing – they will receive a $50 credit for Fresh Sugar. I’ll be posting the comments on the blog on Friday, so you have until Thursday night to send yours in.
For my out of town readers, I’d love it if you would comment below with your One Great Thing. This week we are all going to celebrate how truly amazing our kids are.
Here are mine:
Emma is quite the little diplomat. She feels things so deeply, and never wants to hurt anyone’s feelings. She thinks the “F” word is fat and you couldn’t get her to choose a favorite even if you asked her who she liked better – Mommy or the mailman, lol. She is such a thoughtful, caring child.
Charlotte loves to try new things. She is always eager to explore and immerse herself into different situations. She’s spunky and full of life and energy and sees things in a way that makes it fun for the whole family to react to her.