I is for independence! I have two fantastically beautiful children, I have wanted to protect them, wrap them in bubble wrap and not let them go. But, I have to remember that I have been blessed with my two beautiful children to raise them into decent adults.
They are still only little, so I am obviously not talking about letting them out into the wild and leaving them to be, but a decision both Daddy and I have made is that we will choose my battles.
We need to be able to give them little snippets of independence to enable them to become the awesome human beings I know they will be!
So when Monkey wanted to walk when he was 18 months instead of being in the pushchair, I let him (of course taking the pushchair anyway as back up), when both of them want to help with housework I give them little jobs I know they can do, when they don’t want to go to a birthday party even though all their friends are going, we let them not go and when Mouse decides that no outfit will do unless it has wellies and a fireman’s helmet, I take the photos!
Joining up with the Podcast Alphabet Linky!