They say a child shall lead the way.
My children always bring a different perspective to my daily thoughts.
How they look at the world is so innocent and so pure. How they process rejection and hurt can be so beautiful.
At this point, I am tainted from life’s harsh cruelties, so it is scary to think that their beautiful minds will change one day.
To be more like, mine.
Well, my son made me think about my cry baby ways and totally adjusted my mindset.
I will never forget this day. It was last year. My son had just turned 3.
And when I say he is an old soul, that might be an understatement.
Honestly, when I say how smart my son is, people probably think I am exaggerating until you meet him. But, he is truly brilliant.
Like normal, I had picked him up from his babysitter and he asked me how my day was.
I tried to brush him off because it was a horrible, frustrating day and I did not want to overshadow his day. He seemed to be in a good mood, but he would not let me rush him off that fast.
He smiled, “Mommy, how was your day? My day was good. Did you have a good day?”
“No, I had an awful day Lj. It was just awful.” I said reliving my frustrations from earlier.
“Why, what happened to you?” he said so innocently.
“Well Lj, to make a long story short, I was upset today. I had my day at work planned out, but my Supervisor needed me to send out some emergency letters. Which is something I do not normally do. It took a ton of time setting up and sending them out. I spent all morning working on this project.” I said irritated.
I turned around and looked at Lj in his carseat at the light. For some reason, I didn’t expect him to even understand why I was upset.
He looked at me.
“Mommy, did you get it all done? he asked.
“Yes”! I answered.
“Good job mommy, don’t worry about the rest” he said looking at me seriously.
When I say, that spoke volumes and shut me up!
It taught me to stop worrying about things that were already complete and to move on.
Have your child/children ever taught you something?
And here I am thinking I’m the mom with all the wisdom.
Not at all.
Not at all.
From a mom learning from her kids…