I read a sign today that said, “Children get only one childhood.”
Standing there, staring at the sign, I couldn’t help but feel that it was onto something, but it should say more. So this is what I came up with:
Children Get Only One Childhood…
So let them be wild, daring and free...let them be what they want to be...let them make noise, run and shout...give them something to laugh about...show them love, forgiveness and truth...and whenever you can offer them proof...don't say no when you can say yes...always teach them to do their best...just for fun, make life rhyme...and give them the greatest gift, your time.
Children get only one childhood...isn't our job to make it good?
Parenting can be hard, no, parenting IS hard. Sometimes the hardest thing to remember is that they are children, not miniature adults. They make messes and they don’t clean them up. They’re loud, obnoxious, whiny and silly…and they’re supposed to be.
Sometimes the hardest thing to give them is our undivided attention…our precious time. But what we need to understand is that years from now they won’t remember the majority of toys they had…but they will remember a special moment shared with us. They will remember that we gave them our time and that alone will make them realize how much they were and are loved. ~