Friday, November 30, 2012
You're so fluffy
My daughter calls me "Fluffy" at least once every day. Sometimes when her classmates see me at school they'll say to my daughter, "Hey! There's your fluffy!"
Yesterday, she said "Mom, you're a five day weekend!"
This is what abundant feels like.
This is what a loving relationship with our children feels like.
My kids' sicknesses (on separate days no less) gave me a chance to spend one-on-one time with each of them. This is a gift I don't take too lightly anymore since we left homeschooling. They bring out the best in me (yes the worst too but we aren't talking about that right now) and I hope to all goodness that I bring out the best in them, too...
Sometimes I try too hard. I try hard by doing too much and getting caught up in what I think is good for them. I get overrun with to-do lists and schedules and tiredness, and I forget that what's most important in my relationship with my children is to HAVE FUN and to be joyful. Our children, whether we like it or not, are invested in our emotional health. They know when we are stressed, they know when we are sad, they know when we are feeling like shit. And do you know what they want more than anything?
They want us to be fluffy. They want us to be fluffy, light and happy. When we are happy, they are happy. When we have fun, they have fun.
It's really that simple.
Reality will always be there for you. But your kids won't.
So be fluffy. Be joyful. Your time with them is too short.
Much love to you and
Happy five day weekend