On Being Brave
While in the marshmallow pit she saw that some much older kids were hanging on a rope and then dropping into the pit and she decided that she wanted to do that same thing. So she did. She waited her turn in line, I helped her onto the rope, she swung a few times while laughing and the plopped herself in the marshmallow pit! I was so proud of her! Then I realized that my daughter is an example to me. Sometimes, I just need to swing on the rope for a minute while laughing ...don't we all need a little bit more laughter? And then plop myself in there and do what needs to get done. She is a perfect example of bravery, determination, self control and lots of growth. We have been teaching Sophie not to touch the other kids and to be soft with them. I can see her using self control when she really just wants to give them the strongest bear hug they ever received and instead she softly gives them a high five. I can see her growth everyday when she accomplishes new tasks and picks up her messes without me reminding her. I can see her growth when she counts to 3 or climbing up huge slides and just rolling down! She is such a beautiful example and I just feel so so lucky to be her mom. I hope that I can always encourage her and never hold her back. I hope that I can always be brave and stick up for her when she needs me to. I hope that she will always be happy and know how much I love her! So, here's to laughing more and looking up to my baby as a beautiful example!