I've been noticing more and more how much Matilda wants to "help." She helps me make my coffee in the morning (I've gone to the dark side - decaf) and she helps me make smoothies, make up the bed, get the trash can off the curb, get the mail. There is no task too small. This weekend Sam was washing (and waxing!!) my car and Matilda was overjoyed to help him. She put on her little swimsuit and her new (don't judge) crocs (best shoes for kids ever!) and hit the pavement. She helped him the entire time. Do you see the joy on this kid's face?!
Such a reminder for me to empower her and give her responsibilities because she craves it. She also craves routine and structure which I'm working on helping her to be a little more flexible. I don't want her world to get rocked all at once when the babe comes. They are going to be sharing a room (should I be scared?) and I would love any advice from you pros who have been there done that with a 3+ year old and an infant.
I watched this really beautiful sermon on parenting that really made me think about God's grace for me, how I accept it, and how I pass that down to my children. I can be really hard on myself and beat myself up and I realize how important it is for me not to pass that lovely trait down. I want to let my little ones know that they don't have to live in guilt and shame. If you have a few minutes (parent or not) this is worth a watch...
Did you have a great weekend? I sure hope so.