This is the first post of the Little Lessons series – because as parents we are growing and learning with our children. If you want to follow the entire series, you’ll find each new post listed here every week.
I recall vividly an episode where JJ made daddy angry after being whiny and unreasonable the whole morning.
Daddy gave him a shelling and he cried.
I put him on my lap to calm him down. After he was calm, he slipped off my lap and walked into the room to find his father, who was bathing at the time. When he realised daddy was bathing, he sat down outside the door quietly, waiting…
When daddy was done, he walked out to see JJ just sitting there. The little boy then chuckled his signature chuckle and said, “papa, shame shame, never wear shirt.”
Obviously the daddy couldn’t stay angry for long.
This is something I’ve noticed with Vera over the years too. I think it points to an innate need in humans, even the little ones, to make things right with the person that we’ve hurt or offended.
Whenever the kids know they’ve made us angry, they will want to be acknowledged and affirmed of our love, after we have cooled down.
And I’m thankful for this automatic mechanism, since it makes it easier to let go of the tensions and negative feelings, and restore the relationship.
Don’t you wish reconciling with adults came as easy as with children?
Now it’s your turn…What did you learn recently?
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- Write a post sharing a lesson you learnt
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- (I’ll pick a favourite lesson or two to feature every week either on the blog or on the FB page.)
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