I love it when everyone climbs in bed together in the morning. It is something I used to do with my parents and so many good conversations stemmed from it.
Sometimes I sit back and think about my kids' childhoods. Is their's as good as mine? I do have some memories I wish were different but for the most part, It was wonderful.
I know I was loved. I laughed alot. I knew my parents loved me. Holidays were filled with happy memories and great food.
It was always my job as a kid to make the popcorn every Sunday for Shirly Temple time. We also watched Disney every Sunday. At least I did. I don't know about the rest of the fam.
I used to put baggies on my dolls with rubber bands around the ankles for snow boots. My little sister and I would throw them into the snow drifts and then go hunting for them. We each had 5 children. One of mine was an elephant and one of hers was a monkey. I also had My friend Mandy, Suzie Sunshine, A baby, Aurthur the elephant and one other I can't remember now.
I loved my 4th grade teacher Miss Anderson. I was so scared and she actually kissed me on the cheek on the first day of school and I was devoted ever since. She came to all my piano recitals and she made me feel smart and important. That kiss would never go over now days.
I wish I could be a fly on the wall and go through the day with my children. See what they see. Feel what they feel. What are they experiencing when I am not there? Are they always going to want to get in bed with me in the morning? I pray they will.
I have started a new tradition in our home. Every night, When I tuck the kids in bed, I lay with them for the number of minutes as their age. So with J, I lay and talk with him for 10 min. with S for 7, with H for 4 and Gabe gets 2.
It has turned out to be a wonderful experience where we get to really talk privately with no inturruptions. I get to know each of them in a different way than during the busy day. It is something that is hard for me just a little because I have to sacrifice my favorite tv shows in the evening. Yes, I admit it. I am addicted to tv. Anyway, this helps and makes some great memories. Thank you S (my sister) for the idea. You have made a difference in our lives.
May all of you make a new change that allows you to grow closer to your families. It is something you will not regret.
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