There are a few moments as a parent, that you get to see that, in fact…yes… you are doing, ok.
I experienced one of those moments today.
Our two and a half-year-old went into the kitchen and was very quiet for, um, too long. My husband went to check on him and found him carrying two cups of milk, carefully poured, barely a drop spilled on the floor.
May not seem like a big deal to some, but to me, it brought tears to my eyes. He had considered that his brother might also want a drink. So careful in pouring it out, not to make a mess. He poured equally, not giving himself more when he could have. Carrying it in to give to his big brother.
That moment, I saw independence, generosity, and consideration in him. Traits that even some adults could work on.
And my eyes teared, so proud of him, and us as parents, for that moment.
Yes, we are doing ok. And, so are you.
Julie (not a pampered princess)