Apr 12, 2010

Mommy Refined...

I was surprised when I saw the "Easy button" at Staples for the first time few years ago. It implied as though you can make anything easy at the touch of a button. I was always tempted to touch one - but never did - I was new to the USA and wasn't very confident...

These days when something spills or children break a valuable or the floor gets muddy or they dirty an additional pair of clothes, I go easy with the situation. Not much panic; not much anger; not much frustration, just ease...

I wasn't like that at all. I feel bad that I ever behaved like how I used to! I am ashamed to say I have even yelled & spanked them for things that have happend accidentally. Children would be very upset and afraid if they broke something or spilt something or dirtied something.

To them it comes as a surprise that I am on an "Easy mode" these days. Their facial expressions change so vividly from fear to freedom! When they say sorry now I am able to reply, "That's ok, it was just an accident" without increasing my tone! It is almost like I value everything much less compared to the sipirt of my little children! Nothing seems so fragile than their little hearts.

Even if they intentionally break/spill/dirty something these days, I am at ease... In few more years they will grow up and take care of all the mess around the house I am sure. For now, I need to go easy and let them be kids...

P.S: Be assured no more button stories... :)

2 comments:

A said...

Confession this time :) It is best to be EASY.

NRIGirl said...

100% right A!

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