If at first you fail, try, try again. That’s what Max does. It’s one of the things I find most inspiring about him. Yeah, he gets mad and folds his arms—but he never walks away.
I’m learning a lot from him. We as parents could really take a lesson from our children..if only we’re quite enough to sit, listen and watch we may just gain some knowledge we never knew existed from someone we never expected.
Tomorrow we will be headed out for a weekend get a way. I’ve been worrying about the trip ever since I got off my antidepressant about two weeks ago (I think) I’ve worried that I will be a damper in Max’s fun-that I won’t want to engage much, instead yearn for quiet and isolation… I will not let it win. I will enjoy this time with my son. I will remember he is only three once. I will remember when and if I feel those feelings of anxiety creep up to stop, listen and watch because within him (Max) is a wealth of knowledge just waiting to be heard.
We will be without a phone, TV or computer (well, we’ll have the laptop for him to watch DVD’s when it’s too hot to play outside—you didn’t think I was that crazy did you!) We are headed to a cabin surround by dirt, water, sunlight and trees and I will enjoy the elements—I will enjoy every damn minute of it. Don’t worry—there will be plenty of beer! (I know you were started to get concerned for me)
So, here’s to you mommys & daddys! Have a good weekend and remember, when and if it starts to feel as if it’s just too much–stop, listen and watch. Parenting is a job, a hard one and we need each other to lean on–not to mock.
Happy Parenting y’all!