Childhood can be interesting and parenthood can be hard.
So much character concentrated into one tiny body.
Like your favorite soda, or my ginger berry kombucha…
Shake it too much or let it sit for too long and things are likely to get a bit wild.
But someday… Someday that body will grow and the compression will ease. The character will be refined and ready to do what it was created to do.
The child who never stops talking will be an excellent communicator and someone who makes others comfortable by carrying the conversation when needed. They will convey important messages with their abundance of words.
The one bouncing off of the walls will have energy to take on tasks most would run from and come out with some to spare.
The sensitive one? Compassion. Empathy. The ability to hear others even if they aren’t saying much.
As a mom, what I can do now is encourage them to channel that intensity of highly concentrated character into productive areas for their growth, fun, and personal successes.
Then, when God calls them to the plate, they can let it out with full force.
We don’t need to “fix” or children to fit “normal”. We need to make space for them to take up space and help them to focus their energy for good.
And hey, don’t be too hard on yourself. They mom on ET had an alien living in her home for a week and never even noticed.
It’s okay to really like your kids. It’s okay to just enjoy watching them grow and it’s okay to encourage them to keep going even when they feel awkward, wrong, out of place, in the way, etc.
We are all on the learning curve!