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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Those are some big shoes to fill

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This week's topic: What aspects of your parents' parenting do you want to continue in parenting your own kid(s)?
I have said it a million times - while we were trying to get pregnant, during my entire pregnancy and throughout this crazy mommyhood journey - if I can be HALF of the mom that mine is, my children will be in great shape!  My dad, is a total douche, so my mom had to play double duty, and did it without even trying.  She is amazing.  I could go through my old posts and link to all of them here, but I have a feeling that would take up a lot of time....

Since I don't want to make this overly sappy - here is a list of things I want to do with my kids that I learned from my mom
  • sing the unbirthday song and let her eat a twinkie and blow out a candle
  • make sure she always feels safe
  • always kiss her goodnight and tell her how much I love her
  • teach her to be polite
  • be her best friend
  • believe in her, no matter what.
  • sing and dance around the living room
  • laugh
  • trust
  • eat dinner together, and do the dishes together
  • read dr. seuss books to her, in my dr. seuss book voice
  • make the ordinary days special
I talk to my mom everyday. I tell her everything. I trust her with my life.  She learned it from her parents, and I strive to pass on such lessons to my daughter. There isn't one part of her parenting that I don't hope to emmulate.


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5 comments:

Danifred said...

What a sweet post! It's really the simple things in life, isn't it?

To answer your blog header question- I used bighugelabs.com to make the mosaic, then uploaded that to picnik.com and then put the text on it. THEN, I updated it to my header. It took me a while to get the size right, but you can save it at picnik at 50%, 60% etc. until it fits your page.
Whew! :)

Paige said...

I have the best memories of dancing! We used to move the furniture and jitterbug! Great memory.

Sara J said...

It's so great that you have so many good memories, and I know you'll make a bunch with your family :)

Brooke said...

So sweet Andrea!

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