The best part about being a parent, in my opinion, is being amazed when your kids do new things by themselves that you didn’t know they could do. I am often surprised by my children, and I am sure you are, and left asking “How/Where did you learn to do that?”. Even though I know they are learning from us, I never seem to give ourselves that much credit. It’s a parenting self esteem issue I am working on =D.
But some days, I do feel like a pretty good mom…
Especially when I see my daughter do this:
Blowing bubbles at 16 months old!?
And my son doing this:
He likes for me to write numbers and letters out so he can trace them, and even does workbook exercises tracing letters and numbers! Oh, and the far left of the days of the week? I steadied his hand, but he wrote all of them except Monday! (I credit his teachers for this, I just help him practice when he gets home!)
So on days where I feel like I am not doing a good job teaching them new things or when I feel like a bad mom – again parenting self esteem issues – I remember all the things I taught them to do, and all of the natural talents I try to encourage. Because that’s the best I can do!