Do you ever wonder if your parenting is good, or if your kiddos hear anything you say? I sure do.
Last night the boys and I had a moment where I felt like I was doing something right. As I was putting the boys to bed I asked each of them what was their favorite thing about Christmas this year. Jeffrey said, "giving you my present." Jeffrey gave me a ring ($9.99 from Target) this year. He has been so excited about the gift all week and kept wanting me to open it. How awesome to know that my little four year old gets that it is not about getting, but giving. Jackson answered my question with, "getting together with family." He didn't say the Hotwheel race track from Uncle Matt and Aunt Liz, but he realizes as a six year old that seeing grandparents, uncles and aunts is more valuable than "stuff."
Don't think my kiddos are perfect because they are not. We differently had some bad moments during this Christmas season. I love my boys during their good and bad moments, but I treasure the good moments because it sure does make me a proud Mommy.