It seems appropriate that we finished our adoption training today and tomorrow is Mother’s Day. I’m so incredibly thankful for the wonderful mother I have.
And for all of you fellow younger moms, I can’t tell you how much it means that you are doing what you’re doing. You have a choice minute by minute on how to take care of your kids. And those mundane things matter.
When you choose to fix another peanut butter and jelly, you’re teaching them trust.
When you choose to break up another sibling fight you’re teaching them conflict resolution.
When you choose to say it calmly you’re teaching them respect.
When you choose to kiss your spouse in front of them, you’re teaching them appropriate intimacy.
When you choose to sit at practice after practice you’re teaching them confidence and love.
The list goes on and on. I’ve seen and heard these past two weekend what happens when these little mundane things don’t happen. And it’s not pretty. Not pretty at all. The simple things that can make the biggest difference. Nothing good can happen until after these little things do. So to you mothers, I say thank you for doing all the things that go unappreciated but please know they are the most important things to making your kids productive little people.
And another big thank you to my mother who is the one who taught me how to make a mean peanut butter and jelly. Love you!