But then I got her newsletter from school with this at the end. I felt like it had been written for me, and having read some of my mommy friend's tweets and messages I figured they might need this too...
(found this picture and it said so much...and I'm sure you'll all agree)
If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again
If I Had My Child to Raise All Over Again,
I'd build her self-esteem first, and the house later.
I'd finger paint more, and point my finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more field and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be first less often, and affirm much more.
I'd model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.