Almost every day I share some special ‘wisdom’ with my children.
The one bit of wisdom I share more often is: Try something new and always try doing something you don’t like/enjoy (of course this falls within the preface that whatever it is falls within the guidelines of our belief system and the rules we have as a family.
Recently pondered the question:
Do I Model this for my children?
As the year winds down and we find that we have more time, more freedom and a LOT of really nice weather, I’m venturing out more
I’m putting myself on the line and showing my children that even this Mom can venture out of my comfort zone.
I am handing over the camera more.
I’m bending the knees and joining them in the activities they enjoy (even when I do not)
I’m reaching up and shooting for those activities I loved (and a few I did not love) as a child.
I’m not just DOING – I am sharing, showing, learning and loving with them.
As I shoot for those goals sometimes, my form may be perfect.
Most often I’m showing less than perfection
I’m showing humility
by hitting the goal and not showing off
by missing the goal and not hanging my head
I get stuck
in the moment
unaware of the next step that may be necessary
and in those moments, I find…
that Getting Stuck Can Lead to Teaching and Learning More.
Me, I’m still learning and growing.
I will stop both of those..when I stop seeking new direction, new wisdom, new knowledge
That is not where I want to be stuck
Hanging in a basket waiting for someone to pull me out
I have an awesome opportunity to share and learn with my children
To model and to grow
and so do you!
Are you ever stuck? Do you find the beauty of learning and teaching in those moments?
I’m updating this post to answer Cindy’s question ( Get Along Home) – she asked if the ball really did get stuck or did I stage it? Well, Cindy, it was not staged – but, I WAS warned that the ball would get stuck (I failed to listen) tto my little guy. We had to ask my oldest to come over and get the ball out. Not a GREAT way to get the ball out but, he did it, none the less….