Well, I have grown up in an environment, where love is not only expressed in words but put in actions too. Each and every memory of me at my parents’ house is full of love, kindness and compassion.
Of course, my mum is a homemaker, and dad a breadwinner, but I have such happy memories of just being with them. I don’t have any complains to them on missing out, while my tooth fell off or my graduation ceremony, or finding my soul mate or being a mother. They have been there, and I know they will always be, helping me get through any phase in my life. ❤️
This is what I want to pass on to my kids too. That trust, sense of responsibility and unconditional love. But in todays world where both parents are trying to build a well sorted living (working). Is it hard to put our love in to actions?
I say yes, at times, but then it is non-negotiable. If we really want our kids to be well behaved, strong and contended in life, we surely need to create that bond of love and trust.
I read it somewhere, kids with contended childhood are successful grown ups. I totally agree. Well, I am one of them, by God’s grace and my parents’ efforts.
But how do we do that, while a woman struggles her way to finish work project, doing the dishes, getting dinner sorted while tripping over the toys? And man, trying to handle work pressure to build an empire for his family while keeping every ones wishes in check – all the time?
Isn’t it given that we love our kids? Is putting an extra effort, really necessary? iss A. Is 16 months old now, and I have noticed her behavior from time to time. If she is satisfied from our love she will be a happy go lucky nature bub, but if there is some lack, oh she is cranky! Yes thats true.
Kids are small but very intelligent. Their whole world revolves around us, how you smile? How you talk? How you giggle? How you spend your time?
Over the time, what I have learnt is, taking some time off from everything and putting in some extra effort to be around your kid, is a fun and right thing to do.
Being fully present, that means taking your time off of your cell phone too. Everyday, twice I sit with her and talk to her, play with her and indulge in things which she loves to do.
I just switch off from every other duty, trust me that helps me too. For me thats my pampering time, i just love when she laughs back at me, and how she tells me stories in her own unique baby language. I absolutely adore her hand movements, head spins and her duck steps. I watch her every move and store in my heart forever.
Always remember, whatever we will give them, it will come back to us, eventually. Priority, love, understanding, trust, respect, these things, we have to give them first, because they will pick it up from us and give it back to us when we need them. Its simple logic! 📝
❤️Love needs to be shown all the time, it is such a beautiful feeling that it shouldn’t be stopped. I feel it keeps you refreshed too. I don’t consider parenting a full time job, its my life. Its me, its a blessing. ❤️