No wait, watch mommy do it.
I find myself saying this to Sweet Pea quite often when I’m showing her something new or correcting the way she’s currently doing something. I’m her mommy, that’s what I do. I enjoy those teachable moments and look forward to those that are yet to come. Outside of those moments, I’m starting to realize that she’s watching me even when I don’t notice. She is quite the look parrot and likes to copy things that I say, my mannerisms, shadowing my every move. When I catch her in those moments it simply makes my heart melt.
As a parent its typical to want your child to be better and go above and beyond that which you have accomplished. Sounds cliché, but it is one of my truest desires. I try so hard not to worry about her, but I do. I want to protect her, shield her from any and every type of harm that could potentially come her way. Although I miss that sweet newborn stage, I wouldn’t trade my 4-year-old mini me for anything in this world. I appreciate her innocence, her inquisitiveness (even when she asks a million questions at a time lol), her imagination. **Deep sigh** Can she stay this small forever? lol
She is my motivation to want to do better. She is the drive that keeps me going on my worst days. I can’t let baby girl down, she’s watching me. On the days I feel like I’m failing as my role of mother, her love for me makes me feel like super woman and pushes me to keep pressing on. I want her to grow up to be proud of me like I am of my mother. I want her to know that mommy did all of this for her.
Moral of the story today, I take pride in my title of mother. God has blessed me with my own little accountability partner. I have to watch my words, my actions because she’s watching me. I can’t expect her to be great if I’m not showing her the same. Every day is not perfect, nor will it be, but I promise to put forth every effort to get as close as possible, just because she’s watching me.
Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) – Proverbs 31:28
Peace & Blessings,