It’s so easy to be overwhelmed with everything on your to-do list as a mom that you can feel like you aren’t making a difference.
That you’re being overlooked.
That, no matter how hard you try, you’re not teaching your kids the right things (academically or spiritually!)
Lisa from I Am Mother of the Year felt the same way with her daughter Josie, until the other day:
I wanted to meet the new neighborhood mailman who just happened to be rounding the corner to our house when Josie and I pulled into the driveway. I said, “I’d like to say hello to the new mailman and learn his name.” She said, “Ooooo! We could give him candy and a milkshake!”
So she chose 4 pieces of her own candy to give to him, we swapped the milkshake for a cold bottle of water and waited to meet him. In the meantime, Josie dropped gems like, “He’s working really really hard. I’m going to tell him that” and, “it’s so nice to meet new people” and, “maybe we could give everyone in the neighborhood candy today and ask them how their day was!”
Mark, our new mailman, graciously chatted about all the things with a very friendly Josie and politely declined the sleepover at our house that she offered.
It’s all about having your eyes opened to those moments when your kids do incredible things… because you taught them to be that way!