Thursday, June 21, 2007

13 Reasons to love being a parent

Thirteen Things about Shari

1. Hearing the shout of 'Snuggle!' before 3 small ones land on top of you in bed and shower you with kisses.
2. Having an excellent reason to lay on the ground and discuss cloud shapes with another human being.
3. Being able to kiss a hand while wearing lipstick and knowing they will guard the 'kiss' most of the day as a reminder of your love.
4. Seeing the world through a child's eyes
5. Singing and knowing that no one cares if you are good or not
6. Dancing until you fall over laughing.
7. Decorating cookies and sandwiches with smiley faces
8. Listening to stories about the pill bugs you find under the flower bed
9. Receiving boquets of dandelions with heartfelt 'I love you's
10. Coloring the left page while your child colors the right page
11. Reading the books you loved as a child to your children and seeing the same joy in their eyes.
12. Watching your child excel at something you never mastered
13. Listening to the stories of their adventures away from you and seeing their excitement as they gain self-confidence.

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Stephanie said...

#10 is very nice.
Happy TT, come visit me.

Robin said...

That's beautiful.

I'll add "when your child says "you're the best mommy in the whole wide world" or when you're other child says "can you sing me lullaby in bed?".

I think I've just melted into a giant puddle of mommy mush.

Christine said...

Awwwww...This is the sweetest T13 I've read. Somehow a smile and a kiss make everything right with the world, and my favorite is when they ask me to read them their favorite story ONE more time, and I read it to them until they're fast asleep!
Thanks for sharing such a very touching list. :)
Happy TT!