My name is Lindsay and this is just so I don't feel guilty for not keeping a written journal...


Thursday, July 12, 2012

taking notes


My parenting style with Garret is SPOIL THIS KID ROTTEN 'CAUSE HE'S JUST SO DANG SWEET.  I'm the mommy and this is my decree- If Garret wants it, he gets it.  No pants while you leap across the backyard?  Sure.  You'd rather eat your meal huddled behind the couch?  Sounds good.  Is this the 48th sock you've abused and abandoned today?  You got it buddy.  

Part of this thinking comes from the fact that I'm very aware that I could abuse this kid and probably get away with it.  I could treat him terribly and feel confident he'd forgive me in an instant.  In fact, I don't believe Garret's little soul is even capable of hate, malice or grudges.   I've never tested this theory, but I know my boy pretty good.  There's a subtle wisdom like he knows he's here to help me learn and he's got buckets of patience for the duration. 

So with the belief that this kid is far more perfect than I can hope to be, I want to make him as comfortable as possible while I try to catch up.



“The plain fact is that the world does not need more successful people, but it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as our culture has defined it.” – David Orr

6 comments:

Christy Jones said...

such a sweet post! He is lucky to have you as a Mom!

Sue O said...

Great insight, lovely boy, lovely quote.

Cristin said...

Beautiful quote and a beautiful way to look at life.

nuttbutts said...

awww! He is such a sweet kid! I love your quote and I am working on it :)

Jen said...

This made me cry. So true.

DeAnn said...

Phew! That's pretty much what I do with Isaac. Although I'm not sure I have as good of an excuse...:)

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