Sunday, August 24, 2008

Memo to Mommy (and Daddy)

Another find in the September issue of Parents Magazine (pg 68)! These are words of wisdom (from your kid to you). I just loved some of these, not only because they are true but because sometimes we treat our little ones as if they were adults and forget they are just kids! Here they are:

"Be patient. I do everything for a reason, but I don't know enough words yet to give you an explanation."

"Love me, even when I'm naughty. I'll only be this age once."

"Let me do it. I know you can do it faster and better, but sometimes experience is the best teacher."

"Don't expect too much of me. I want to do what you ask and make you happy, but I'm still little."

"Don't try and reason with me when I'm having a tantrum. Trust me- I can't hear you over my own screaming."

"Keep your promises. It's all about trust. When I'm a teenager, you'll understand why it's so important."

"Don't let me think that you're perfect. I feel a lot better knowing I'm not the only one who makes mistakes sometimes."

"Set limits. I can't actually eat a whole box of cookies- I just want to see if I'd get away with it."

"Don't keep asking me if I've been good. I'm not even sure what that means, but if I was bad I'd never admit it!"

"Stop freaking out about the mess! There's always time to clean- but how often do we get to make mud pies?"

2 comments:

Mrs.French said...

I love these! The top one is my favorite!

Pumpkin Petunia said...

Fantastic! Every parent (including myself) should laminate these and carry them at all times.