Thursday, February 25, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
My partner won't be riding in the Pan Mass Challenge. It will feel very odd not to have her by my side.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
This week I watched my two youngest girls grow and enjoy themselves and at times get frustrated. The joy of being with dear friends and even a boyfriend. Frustration borne out of learning patience. But she will get there. This was our last together trip for a while as college is ahead once again. The oldest is already out of our nest. Sadly for this momma who could not be more proud. Oh to keep them close but to let them fly free.
Disney is our happy place. Happy to share it with friends and family. To share the Disney love and joy. My girls embrace those qualities and hopefully they will carry them and rely on them as they grow.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
What I learned was Kindness in Key and King and of course Queen. Kind, loving, firm, direct, corrections get the best results out of children. Whereas the screaming, and threatening, when a parent is at their wits end, might have a quick response, but it's not lasting.
I have seen it with my own girls. Screaming and scolding might release frustration, but it doesn't build up the trust and love required for those tough teen years. I do love my teens. Today, I witnessed a dad, frustrated and tired, yelling at his child to remove something from their mouth. The child removed it, then walked away ten feet and put it back in. The dad's screaming started in again. The toy, now beyond arms length, was never removed. Interesting.
It takes a whole lot more strength and resolve to be kind in frustrated situations, rather than give into the urge to scream and yell.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
At 10PM, I rode. For them.