The following is from an article in Parent's Magazine, titled "A Memo to Mommy". It's short and so right on the mark I thought I heard Peanut reading it to me.
1. Stop freaking out about the mess! There's always time to clean - but how often do we get to make mud pies?
2. Love me, even when I'm naughty. I'll only be this age once.
3. Be patient. I do everything for a reason, but I don't know enough words yet to give you an explanation.
4. Don't try to reason with me when I'm having a tantrum. Trust me - I can't hear you over my own screaming.
5. Don't expect too much of me. I want to do what you ask and make you happy, but I'm still little.
6. Set limits. I can't actually eat a whole box of cookies - I just want to see if I'd get away with it.
7. Don't let me think that you're perfect. I feel a lot better knowing I'm not the only one who makes mistakes sometimes.
8. Let me do it. I know you can do it faster and better, but sometimes experience is the best teacher.
I know I don't consider these things as often as I should...especially number 5 and how many of us have consider how the kiddos view us (#7) when we're correcting them? I thought this was a great reminder for mommies and daddies.
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