Memo to the Mommy

18 Oct

I came across this pin on Pinterest, it looks like it’s a scanned in page from a magazine ‘Parents’ from Sept 2008. I did like the ‘memo’ and so thought I’d use the words for my post today.

“You have a lot of lessons to teach your little one, but she has a few words of wisdom for you too.”

1.) Stop freaking out about the mess. There’s always time to clean, but how often to we get to make mud pies?

(Image from Rhythm of the Home)

2.) Love me, even when I’m naughty. I’ll only be this age once.

(Photo from Under the Sycamore)

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

(Photo from Under the Sycamore)

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

5.) Don’t expect too much of me. I want to do all that you ask and make you happy, but I’m still little.

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

7.) Don’t try to reason with me when I’m having a tantrum. Trust me – I can’t hear you over my own screaming.

8.) Don’t let me think that you’re perfect. I’ll feel a lot better knowing I’m not the only one making mistakes sometimes.

(Image from Flickr)

9) Set limits, I can’t actually eat a whole box of cookies – I just want to see if I’d get away with it.

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4 Responses to “Memo to the Mommy”

  1. melinda October 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    Thank you for this – we always need a reminder of how quickly things pass us by, especially our babies growing up. Your post was my version of ‘stopping to smell the roses’

  2. Love and Lollipops October 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Such a cute post!! And I’m thrilled to have found you via “Becoming you”. I’m your newest subscriber.

    I’m also local – would love you to pop by 🙂

    Take care,
    Georgia

  3. Becki W November 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    I SO needed to read this today! Thank you

    • colourgiggles November 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the special time with your little ones x

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