Learning From Our Kids

@Inklings (1256)
United States
December 4, 2006 8:29pm CST
What has being a parent taught you?
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@kabibe (113)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
humility and patience
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I learned how to be spontaneous, patient and sweet. I learn to love like never before.
• United States
5 Dec 06
humility
@mansha (6301)
• India
5 Dec 06
I will just quote two poems which are very close to my heart like my kids You may not find things all in place, Friend, when you enter here. But, we're a home where children live, We hold them very dear. And you may find small fingerprints And smudges on the wall. When the kids are gone, we'll clean them up, Right now we're playing ball. For there's one thing of which we're sure, These children are on loan. One day they're always underfoot, Next thing you know, they're gone. That's when we'll have a well kept house, When they're off on their own. Right now, this is where children live, A loved and lived in home. 2)One day as I was picking the toys up off the floor, I noticed a small hand print on the wall beside the door. I knew that it was something that I'd seen most every day, but this time when I saw it there I wanted it to stay. Then tears welled up inside my eyes, I knew it wouldn't last for every mother knows her children grow up way too fast. Just then I put my chores aside and held my children tight. I sang to them sweet lullabies and rocked into the night. Sometimes we take for granted, all those things that seem so small. Like one of God's great treasures... A small hand print on the wall. need I say anything more.
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Patience, patience and more patience! I also learned to slow down and appreciate when one of my kids was fascinated with something like a flower or a bug. Seems silly to us adults, but amazing to a child. Our kids are mostly grown and gone now. As I look back I wish we'd spent more family time together. It went so fast......!!!