Motherhood is a classroom and my teacher is about three feet tall and overflowing with lessons. I never knew I’d love so much or learn so much from someone who has seen so little. I couldn’t have imagined the ways my son has changed me. Here are a few things I’ve learned from my little love bug.
- Playtime is a priority – This kid knows how to have a good time. Whether it’s going to the park, walking through the mall… get out of the house and do something that I don’t have to take too seriously
- Make your voice heard – He’s very good at LOUDLY making himself heard. He’s reminded me that no one will know what you want, what you can do or what you’re about if you don’t tell them
- Belly laughs are good – He literally cracks up at the smallest things. I’m learning to let go, throw your head back and crack up when the mood strikes
- Learn and use the word “no” – He could teach a master class on this one. I’m still learning…
- Learn something new everyday – I’m amazed at how much he’s learning. He’s truly a sponge and soaks up every bit of information around him. It’s beautiful to watch
- Keep Growing – While he’s growing out of his clothes at lightning speed he’s also growing more aware of who he is and the world around him
- Ask a million questions – This is another master class in the making. I’m guilty of not asking enough questions sometimes. My baby boy however, needs every detail of everything over and over again.
- Eat well – We obsess about the things we feed him. From things being natural, organic to making sure he has something from all food groups. It made us look at what we were feeding ourselves and to eat more like the way we feed him.
- Don’t be afraid to get dirty – No matter how cute he is when I send him off to school, I know he’ll be filthy when he gets home. That’s alright with me because I know he had a good time! I don’t stress at all about sitting right down in the dirt with him and having a good time. Whatever I’m wearing can be washed. 🙂
- Trust is earned – This kid is not won over easily by strangers! Thank goodness. It’s a lesson that bears repeating.
- Keep your friends close – Elmo is never far behind. See above picture. Nuff said.
- LOVE – I call him my little love bug for a reason. He is the epitome of love. I have learned what unconditional love looks like through him and that’s the lesson I’m most thankful for.
What have you learned from your bambino?
This was written as part of Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.