I'm in this wonderfully positive headspace right now, having vented my negativity (thanks for listening and being so supportive!). So, I want us all to leave behind the frustrations and negativity today and think of the great things about being a parent.
So. What do you LOVE about being a parent?
Probably lots of things, right? Me too. But there's one thing I love above all else. My favourite part of being a parent.
When Abbey was little and learning to roll, I used to lie on the floor next to her, look into her eyes and tell her she could do it.
|Abbey - 2 months|
And I did the same thing when she was trying to crawl, walk, run, climb... I know, many people told me I was crazy to encourage her to move around, but I disagreed, and still do disagree.
Because this was the best part. My little girl would look back at me, with determination in her eyes. And she'd do it.
As she grew, I kept at it. I still do. These days, I do the same thing when she's learning something new or if her confidence falters a little. I look at her and tell her she can do it.
And then I watch as I am rewarded with the best feeling in the world. These are the times my heart feels like it might just burst, as she tries - and usually succeeds - in doing what she is attempting.
|Abbey - 8 months|
I love watching Abbey's confidence grow, seeing her joy as she realises she can do things herself.
What it shows me is that when someone believes in us, we can do anything.
My favourite part of parenting is encouraging my little girl. Showing her that I believe in her.
What's your favourite thing about being a parent?