Sunday, October 19, 2008

lesson learned

corn maze, hay ride

pumpkin picking

Ella taking pictures, big hay slides.

I learned a little mothers lesson friday at the farm. Rhett got too scared to go down the big slide. I trid to convince him that he would love it. I even tried to bribe him. After much coaxing, I got impatient and he started crying. Then he just wanted me to hold him and cry. I told him that I paid for him to have fun and not to be held. So he better go play. Obviously my impatience didn't make the poor kid feel any better. After arguing with him to stop crying, I finally looked at my watch and realized it was an hour past lunch time and in the rush of getting out of the house that morning, he didn't even get breakfast. Oh I felt aweful. I took him over to the concession stand and bought him some food and a treat. After some food in the belly he was back to the good ol happy easy going Rhett I know.

I felt guilty thinking back on my behavior. I didn't act like the mindful mom I want to be. If I could go back I would have stopped and remembered that Rhett's feelings were most important. I would have sat down and held him and calmed him down in a gentle loving way. I'm sure he would have calmed down much faster. Well that and some food in his belly. Here's the real kicker, I was the exact same way when I was a kid. Probably even more chicken and just as stubborn. So thats sympathy for ya.

1 comment:

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Great pictures...and you are doing a great job as a mom. Just the fact that you realized you wanted to react differently is powerful - good for you!

"Love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart. Like why are we here, where do we go, and how come it's so hard." -Jack Johnson