Wednesday, February 25, 2009

10 things your kids should see and do.

This is taken from the book "1001 things your kids should see and do) by Harry H. Harrison Jr. obviously this is the very short list.

#1~ They need to see that you love them completely; just the way they are.

#2~ They need to try digging a hole to China.

#3~ They need to pray with you, then by themselves, and later for you.
#4~ They need to watch a chrysalis turn into a butterfly, (you can buy them online)
#5~ They need to ride a bike, fall down, then get up and ride some more.

#6~ They need to sleep outside and watch for falling stars.
#7~ They need to develop minor cullinary skills, like the ability to make a peanut butter sandwich.

#8~ They need to learn to appreciate the value of working hard.

#9~ They need to keep a journal, as early as gradeschool.
You will both enjoy reading it 20 years later.

#10~ They need to understand that adulthood is inevitable, but growing up is optional.

They are only children for a short time, so don't wait untill tomorrow.

Can I Carry You ?
© Brad Anderson
I guess that I can hold you one more time before you grow.
And tell you that I love you so that you will always know.
Please let me tie your shoe again. One day you'll tie your own.
And when you think back to this time I hope it's love I've shown.
Can I help you put your coat on? Can I please cut up your meat?
Can I pull you in the wagon? Can I pick you out a treat?
Let's take another space-ship ride Up to the Planet Zoor.
Before our Cardboard Rocket doesn't fit us anymore.
Please let me help you up the hill. while you're still too small to climb.
And let me read you stories while you're young and have the time.
I know the day will come when you will do these things alone.
Will you recall the shoulder rides and all the balls we've thrown?
I want you to grow stronger than your Dad could ever be.
And when you find success there will be no soul more proud than me.
So will you let me carry you? One day you'll walk alone.
I cannot bear to miss one day from now until you've grown.


Doty Family said...

You made me cry! I love it. I may post that poem on my blog to. It's so true.

Hopie said...

Good ones!!! It's nice to have a reminder to that our work as a mom IS important!!!

Michelle said...

That is so cute! So true! Actually, I've been thinking about that alot lately. Some days I wish my kids where older so they can do things for themselves and then I think about how much I'm going to miss them when they are not little anymore! Thanks for reminding us to not take this age for granted!