Come to find out, the process of "growing up" doesn't end at any specific age.
In the last nearly 16 months as a mother, I have learned many valuable lessons. I am absolutely certain that I haven't even begun to scratch the surface for this education. I would like to share just a few things that have really made a mark on me internally.
Disclaimer: I am so not perfect, nor do I strive to be. I try not to compare and so in sharing this I would hope that you don't compare either. This is just sharing and learning from a person who still has so much more to learn.
1. I am glad that I have a boy. I never really was a little "girl" so I don't know how to relate in that way. I am still a tomboy at heart for sure.
2. The only thing that I am absolutely certain of is that I know nothing.
3. I have discovered that I am not a very patient person. I'm definitely getting a crash course on this and I am improving, it just isn't a comfortable learning process. But definitely rewarding.
4. Memories of my own childhood have emerged and become clearer as I have watched my son grow and learn.
5. I've learned very quickly what is really important to me and what isn't:
Important Not Important
Exercise Clean house
Clean Teeth Clean laundry
Time in the bathroom To hurry
Diaphragmatic breathing Apps
What are some similar things that you have learned as a parent, while YOU have been growing up? Please share.