If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
– Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”
i think this is so beautiful. so much so that it made this sleep deprived mama sob at work today. and come home and squeeze my girl like there was no tomorrow.
yet another reminder to try and be here. now. in the moment.
do it right, right?!