With your ears, with your eyes and with your heart!
Sometimes I find I need to listen to the children more...
They speak to us in different ways. They often let their needs be known without words...
Sometimes it is through tears, through a whine or even distance.
It has been brought to my attention a couple different times that our Sam needs to be watched. He is inadvertently seeking attention and help through other adults. He doesn't understand what he is doing. He doesn't speak english- I can't tell him. he doesn't remember his first set of parents who were with him for the first 14 months of his life. He doesn't know what parents do or why he even needs them. It is up to us to show him, to teach him and
Between not feeling well, jet lag, many children and Hubby and JOhnny busy with the college search- I have missing some red flags. 2-3 days a week I have had to be everything to our little crew! Including the disciplinarian. Last night I spent some time praying over it and decided today was a new day.
Instead of "No Sam" today was going to be a "Yes Sam" day.
Instead of a frown and a disapproving look today I would make a point to smile more at my dear boy!
Instead of saying naughty- I said "Good Boy"!
Instead of being too tired to laugh I decided I needed to have the energy to laugh more and enjoy the cuteness!
Instead of focusing on learning, I am going to focus on enjoying what we are doing and having fun. I probably have jumped the gun with our two newbies as far as school goes. They need time... especially Sam. I don't know if he has even held a pencil before- it all seems so foreign to him.
Sometimes I find myself learning some very important lessons from some very little people!