(This is really helpful if you want to enjoy your kids more. Looking for the positive, guess what?, makes you feel more positive!)
Here are some things I noticed/appreciate about my kids:
--Jane so cheerful when she comes home from school
--they all listen and contribute in church, Family Home Evening lessons, and scripture study
--Faith's awesome little voice
--G's early birdness (sometimes it’s annoying, but I can certainly appreciate a person who wants to get up and get going on his day!)
--S cheerfully doing his deep cleaning jobs. He's coming around!
--I know I can count on E to do a thorough cleaning job…so she gets the ones I know guests/visitors will see!
--how much G loves the snow. He’s been out hours every day…even in 10 degree weather.
--last week, when it was 10 degrees, on the way to swimming I asked Gabe, sarcastically, “I bet getting in a pool sounds lovely right now.” He looked at me and said “Really, Mom, it does!”
--that Emma wants to sing in choir. This is good bonding time for us.
--that S picked up something that wasn't his!
--that Faith looks like this
--that Gabe tried really hard to follow a hard to follow rule this weekend
--that Emma is so patient with Faith
--how much G LOVES his music class. He’s constantly singing their Christmas stuff. Love a 10 year old boy who’s not afraid to sing at the top of his lungs!
--I appreciate that F's insistence that everything be on her terms will make make her a force to be reckoned with in this world.
--how friendly and open my kids are. Look at how relaxed and content Faith is with Santa. I love that my kids are outgoing and loving to people around them.
Wow! Even though they aren’t robots who want to follow me around while I run errands and keep the house spotlessly organized, they are pretty great! Who knew?