For the teachers, the coach’s, the friends, and the relatives that will cross my children’s path throughout their childhood – My children aren’t perfect, but I hope you’ll love them anyway.
Each child is different, unique, and with their own personality. They are small, and learning how to navigate their traits, their emotions, and this life. They are a work in progress and they have a lot to learn. As a parent, I have a lot to learn and a lot to teach them. But to the people that will cross their paths whether in school, or sports, or just out and about I want you to know something; they aren’t perfect, but I hope you’ll see more of the good than of the mistakes and love them anyway.
My 8 year old is argumentative. She sees the world in right and wrong, black and white, and doesn’t understand why everyone else doesn’t see things the way she does. She gets frustrated easily and will argue her point until she’s blue in the face. But with this trait she demands justice. She will stand up for herself and for anyone else when she feels they have been wronged. She is happy and energetic and loves life. She isn’t perfect, but I hope you’ll love her anyway.
My 6 year old is indecisive. He cannot make up his mind to save is life and moves at a snails pace. He is a middle child that is overly sensitive, breaks down easily and requires a whole lot of attention. But, his sensitivity also means that he is very loving. He’s a hugger and a snuggler. He loves to be helpful, and will likely do anything you ask if he knows it will gain your approval of him. He isn’t perfect, but I hope you’ll love him anyway.
My 4 yr old is learning how to be a big kid. She has tantrums, we are working on whining, and she thinks she can do all the things the older children can. As most preschoolers do, she thinks she can do it all on her own. But, these faults mean that she is independent. She has a fire in her to conquer the world and take care of her self. She isn’t perfect, but I hope you’ll love her anyway.
Every child is different, in their personality traits, their emotions, their wants and needs. And they are just that, children. They are learning how to regulate their emotions, they are learning how to cooperate with each other, they are learning how to navigate their way through life. And we are teaching them. As parents we are slowly molding them into adults, who will hopefully one day be happy and successful. So when you are with them and the ‘bad’ overtakes the ‘good’ know that it is a work in progress.
My children aren’t perfect, but I hope you’ll love them anyway.