Friday, March 19, 2010

Why I Love My Children

Little Miss and I were baking in the kitchen the other day when she turned to me to have a little conversation with me. It took me awhile to follow where she was going, but my heart melted once I realized the way she was thinking.

As background, I've been doing a lot of baking lately for a variety of reasons - Irish soda bread for a meeting, brownies for a ladies night, banana bread just because, etc. Most of the time, the end results were meant for outside my family, so I didn't generally attempt to make them dairy free.

Mommy, it isn't fair if everything is always for me.

You're right, Peanut. Everyone deserves a turn - yep, totally unsure about where she's going with this.

I don't get to always have everything. Sometimes it's other people's turns. She turned and fixed me with a very serious look.

Why yes, sometimes it's your turn and sometimes it's someone else's. Now I'm preparing for an admission about something bad that happened in preschool.

It wouldn't be right if we only ever made things for me. Some of the things we make we want other people to eat, and so it's ok that we make lots of things that have dairy that I can't eat. It isn't always my turn to get what I want.

Oh! You're right, it isn't always your turn, but next time we make something, I promise I'm making it just for you!

What a little sweetie! Now if I could just get a few adults I know to have the same lightbulb moment.

16 comments:

Regina March 19, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

What a sweet revelation and a nice way for her to make sense of the world!

And I hope her sweetness gets her rewarded with some special mommy-made treat!

septembermom March 19, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

That really touches my heart. God bless her!

Megryansmom March 19, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

Bless her! She's wise beyond her years. You're doing a great job raising considerate children :)

Alexis AKA MOM March 20, 2010 at 12:50 AM  

Oh sweetie that just makes a mom cry! What a sweet thing! Yup big hugs!

Laura March 20, 2010 at 1:40 AM  

Hug that kid for me!!

WeaselMomma March 20, 2010 at 5:32 AM  

I'm still only working with 60 watts.

Tara R. March 20, 2010 at 5:53 AM  

Very insightful... good for her and good going mom.

Melisa with one S March 20, 2010 at 8:08 AM  

That gave me chills. She's so cute.

Pat March 20, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

Oh, so sweet. She is a thoughtful and kind-hearted little girl, reflecting good parenting!

Michelle March 20, 2010 at 5:38 PM  

Regina - I know. And so unexpected, but YES there will absolutely be a special mommy-made treat just for her next week when she's on spring break.

Kelly - I know. Sometimes you feel like you finally did something right.

Megryansmom - Wiser than me sometimes. I don't know how much of this is coming from what I'm doing or teaching her, although I'd love to take all the credit!

Alexis - I know. Unless of course she's doing this to manipulate me into making something just for her ;) But I think I have a few years yet before her mind is quite that devious....

Laura - Done.

WeaselMomma - I feel that way, too. Especially after an incident this morning. I'm so glad I have the wee ones to remind me of the important things sometimes.

Tara - Yeah. I think I need to put this in a prominent place in the house somewhere. It isn't always about me. Oh. Yeah.

Melisa - Isn't she though? She can really be a dickens, but she can also be such a sweetie.

Pat - Ummm yes. Yes. It's all about the good parents. That's right. ;)

Mrs4444 March 20, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

What a darling. You've taught her well, my friend. So sweet.

Fishsticks and Fireflies March 21, 2010 at 1:28 PM  

What a sweetheart! I hope that Briar one day has the same feeling should her handful of allergies continue.

Michelle March 21, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

Mrs4444 - Yeah, she's a sweetie. And ummm yeah, another great example upcoming from Mister Man.

Nichole - Fingers crossed she outgrows her allergies soon. It's no fun, but at least she's used to it? Or will be....

Unknown Mami March 21, 2010 at 11:28 PM  

Both your kids are stupendous.

MaBunny March 22, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

Kids definitely give you those Ah ha moments.

Michelle March 23, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

Unknown Mami - Of course I think so, but it's nice to know that other people do, too!

Marcy - Yep, they're good for that. And fortunately this was a good ah-ha moment. Phew.

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