Learning from my 3 year old

July 27, 2009 | Comment7 comments - join the party! |

I haven’t had a chance to post my crown for the week, but I will very soon. I have been super busy with many projects.

I did want to take the time out to post something very valuable, a lesson I learned from my three year old.

He had quite a day today, he was making mischief of all kinds. He was throwing his toys, he wouldn’t nap, he punched his little brother in the face, it was quite a day. We then went to a birthday party, he couldn’t wait, his cousins would be there. (he calls them his friends) The only problem was (besides it being hot) the two cousin his age are girls and they were playing dress up and switched to cheerleaders. This left my son out. Since he gets left out, he gets to be the one they run from. I think it’s because he so desperately wants to play, once he is the outcast, he starts to play aggressively by growling(he becomes a t-rex). They run, he cries. His feelings are hurt because he just wants to play.

We are ever so grateful he had another boy, because one day my older son will have someone to play with. Someone who will follow him around. Until that time, I have been trying to teach my son selfconfidence and that you don’t need people who don’t want to play with you. This is quite a hard lesson for a sensitive three year old.

At the end of the day, when we got in the car, he said “that was a great day”. My heart just burst!!!! How can a tiny little person who had a bad day see the world so wonderfully?

How can I be more like him, that is what I will strive to be. That no matter what the day was like, the challenges you faced, to say at the end of the hardest of days, “that was a great day”.

My son has taught me to love fiercely and it grows more each day, what a lucky person am I to have such a wonderful guy.

Kellie

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Your son sounds exactly like my eldest (he will be 3 in September) He has days exactly the same punching his brother (who is one next week) generally doing NOTHING I ask of him, and trying to get his older half brother (8) to play will him, but he's just horrible to him as he thinks he is too little. JAke loves being a t-rex as well it's his fave 'deeno-saw'! I'm hoping my two will be close as they grow up and hopefully it will be nice for them to always have someone there to play 🙂

by annaelizc on July 28, 2009 at 9:16 am. Reply #

Kids are so upbeat and optimistic. I wish I could see the world the way they do-so full of wonder and magic. This was a great story because you took the time to appreciate that special moment.

by j2fabfunk on July 29, 2009 at 5:30 am. Reply #

Aw thats a lovely story. Rough days happen, good for him to still be positive. Little kids can be so surprising sometimes. Makes my heart melt.

by rosieroyalty on July 29, 2009 at 3:00 pm. Reply #

It´s amazing how much we can learn from our kids if we´re just humble enough 🙂

by Batmamma on July 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm. Reply #

Oooo, the terrible twos seems to last for years!!

Love the crown challenge and the pirate pants are fab. Love the fabric.

Have a great week and hope you get lots of blog visitors.
Kathryn

by Lazy Daisy Glass on July 29, 2009 at 3:19 pm. Reply #

I think it's amazing the things that come out of childrens mouths sometimes. What your son said is just so… I don't even know how to put it into words.

by Emma the Eco-Princess! on August 2, 2009 at 9:32 pm. Reply #

Amazing lesson for all of us!

Loved to read it!!

I send you and your lovely 3 y. o. guy so much love and blessings.

Thank you so much for sharing him with us a little bit. =)

My best,
Tati.

by TatiSwaps on August 4, 2009 at 2:40 am. Reply #