Motherhood: My Toddler Is My Teacher
My son is beautiful.
I know all mothers say that about their children, but he is. If you don't believe me check him out.
See, I told you.
Along with that beautiful little boy comes an attitude of deserving that you would not believe.
He's picky, and moody, and determined to get what he wants.
He's determined to explore, mess things up, and throw things off of the table (simply because it peaks his interest).
And when he doesn't get his way, oh gosh - he throws the biggest tantrums. My son has been going through his "terrible two phase" since he was about 10 months old. *Note: He's not that bad, but trust me he has his moments.
Even with all of his defiant behavior, my toddler is still my teacher.
I watch him act out one second, and the next second, he is back to being his normal self (laughing, playing, and spreading his love around). Ohhh the lessons we can learn from watching our little ones. If we pay attention, we can learn a lot.
Don't you wish you could do that?
Express yourself so honestly, throw a tantrum when things aren't going your way, and then get right back to the business of spreading your love and hugs the next second?
The truth is, as adults, we don't give ourselves that kind of leeway.
If we get upset or mess things up a little bit, we think less of ourselves, carry guilt and blame around with us for months, and lose ourselves in the idea of unworthiness - just because we stepped off track.
But not our children.
They know their worthiness. They know they can mess up one second and fix it the next. They know that following their joy is what they came here for, and they'll be damned if they let anyone (even if it's mom or dad) take that from them.
They came to sparkle, add joy, mess things up, and then fix them with a warm hug & a broad smile.
If only we could be like them, right?
- We can follow our creative impulses.
- We can get a handle on our bad mood too.
- We can redirect our negative thoughts in an instant, without feeling the need to carry guilt around with us like dead weight.
We tend to hold on to the "why", instead of feeling it fully, and then moving on.
Motherhood has changed me. Noah is my first/only child, and I must say he's a handful, but I'm also learning so much from him.
Mostly, how to love myself with all of my facets and many personalities.
We have so much inside that it's impossible to always have it all together, but that's ok if we don't.
Not having it all together doesn't take away from your value or your uniqueness. (Tweet This)
If I didn't have issues, I wouldn't be sitting here sharing my life lessons and insight with you.
I am glad that I am here sharing what I've learned with you all.
If you want to be entertained for a day, just sit back and watch your toddler play and interact with the world. It's funny, and you may even learn a few things about yourself in the process.
The truth is, we aren't that much different than our children, and we can learn a thing or two about self-love and being our true self from them.
Live Well & Keep Creating!
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