Energetic, goofy, talkative.
I am grateful for colorful kids. I love it. Some of the time…
Sometimes I get a bit grumpy and black & white and very “adult”.
I don’t want to spend time playing.
Sometimes I tell them the joke wasn’t that funny.
I ask them to calm down more often than I need to.
Sometimes I cut them off in their story telling, because it is dragging so slowly.
I know I am the grown-up & they need me to be.
But I don’t want to miss seeing things from their perspective.
I want to be able to get down with them & connect through play.
I am choosing to see the beauty in the color & the energy.
I will play more games, ask more questions, laugh at more jokes.
(that sounds kid of fun & stress relieving!)
*I am a slow reader. But I am still reading & enjoying Playful Parenting.