Today I’m thankful for honest conversations with Sky. Man I wish this “talk to Mommy and/or Daddy about anything” stage would last forever, but I know it won’t. I’m loving hearing the thoughts from her heart while it lasts though.
Last night after dinner I felt compelled to ask Sky if she was happy with how Mommy and Daddy treat her. Sometimes I know I’m hard on her, and she gets corrected a lot (she’s an only, so there are not other kiddos pulling shenanigans to take our attention off her, she really doesn’t get a break). I just really want to have a kiddo that others like being around, and want her to grow up to be the kind, loving, amazing person I know she can be. But, along the way I know it’s not always fun for her.
So, I asked her, are you happy with Mommy and Daddy? Do you wish we treated you differently, or said no less? Her response, was a thumbs up, and “You and Daddy are the best in the world. I love you”. I am trying to remember that even though that feels like a pass, it’s ok to cut her some slack now and then. Let her be a kiddo, and find opportunities for her to do things that don’t require me saying no.
Our family life isn’t always perfect, but man I’m thankful for it. Thankful that I’m in this family with Sky and Mark. Those two make my world go round, and I just want to be the best I can be, and am thankful they still love me when I fall short.