Thursday, July 20, 2006

It's a big, big world

well. life lessons for little ones today...
1. even if someone says they want to play with you there are some time alterior motives.
2. watch for friends lying to your parents... parents seem to know...
3. just because you have been through the same class of kindergarten doesn't mean the person sitting next to you heard the same lessons...
4. people look to what you have to offer them... could be monetary, could be something material.. some times it's just what they want and can't have...

dd had a friend over today.. not our idea but the friend's and we said ok. No big deal... well, until the little girl told dd, "I wish this playdate had never been put together." (for her and her mom putting it together... at the last moment...) We welcomed her into our home and thought things were ok... The little girl wanted to play with Mr. T (our baby) and not dd. Now the tides have turned for when she has gone over to other's homes and wanted to play with the younger sibling.. how did that friend feel?? A life lesson in this big, big world!

All this came to me after the playdate was over. What could I say to make it better? I pointed out the shoe was on the other foot... how did it feel? Not so good, huh? I also pointed out that if someone doesn't want to hang out with us then it was no skin off of our nose. We had been doing stuff from
Inspire Me Thursday and having a good time! Things change, we grow and learn. It's tough to let your daughter go through the life lessons.. tough to know when to shut up and let her do her own thinking...
hugs were the answer this time... hope they keep working for a while longer.

As far as scrappy goes.. well, we have the images on tape. We had a great time cutting magazines apart and doing the transfer onto the tape. Now what/? I guess it's time to make some ATCs :) Wanna trade??? If I can figure out how to make a gallery here of them I will.

4 comments:

cpbunch said...

I haven't visited in a while and I'm so glad I did today. I'm nervous and scared and thrilled that my little one will find new friends when school starts soon. It's posts like these that help me to let go a bit, let her wings spread out and fly . . . under my watchful eye of course. ;) Thanks AM!

JB said...

that must have been a hard day for you and DD today! Talk about life lessons! I really admire you for the way you handle such situations and the wise advise you give to your little ones while still allowing them to form their own opinions. So important! And, I don't think your kids will ever get tired of your hugs. :-)

*Jeanne* said...

AM... I hate when these life lessons our children have to learn. You see their little hearts crushed. I just hated it. Still do. The older they get, seems like the kids get meaner.

You have fun with your ATC. yes you do need a gallery for all your gorgeous ART. You know me.. one of your biggest fans for such a long time!

Hugs!

alli_scraps said...

I am sorry that DD got hurt today...it is hard to watch our children learn those 'life lessons' and know when to back off and let them figure things out on their own!