Below are three things I want my kid to do:
- Keep on making up songs. The other morning at the kitchen table, while JJ should have been eating his breakfast, he sang a song that he completely made up. I didn’t have the heart to stop him even though it might make us late. After he finished I clapped and said that one day when he’s a well known song writer/performer I’ll be his manager.
- Be happy with the choices he makes and the things he does, and be confident while doing them. I don’t want him to be plagued by self-doubt like me. Self-doubt doesn’t really get me anywhere and it’s hard to shake off
- Be able to talk to me and communicate with me. I wasn’t, and to a large extent, still can’t/don’t do this with my own parents and my own inhibitions prevent me from talking to them about more than the day-to-day stuff in our lives. Therefore I’m trying my hardest for this not to be the case with us. Hopefully by being there and listening to him and letting him know I love him heaps, we will have a close relationship as he get older.
This is for the Mamablogga group writing project June 2007, and for my gorgeous son to read one day.
Nicely done! I agree about talking to them. Sometimes it seems so hard to dig into the meat of something. Especially with all of the distractions of the world today. Seems like there is hardly time to have a chunk of time to get into anything deep.
Jordan (MamaBlogga) says
Jen–thanks for this post! My family always made up songs and now my husband and I made up songs, so I know exactly what you mean with #1. Hayden has two lullabies that are completely unique to him (of course, we don’t sing them very often anymore).
Thanks for participating!
Great list! I hope it all comes true!
Great list Jen. You’ve already got a great start with your relationship with JJ. I love the pics of you two on your sidebar.
Oh, I love the song bit! What a creative youngster. You are so right to encourage his creativity and spontaneous nature.
Jo Beaufoix says
JJ sounds amazing. I love it when kids have the confidence to be themselves and be creative.
We’re always making up daft words to songs in our house, it’s great fun.
The final two really ring true with me as well.
I am only now in, my thirties, finally becoming confident about who I am, and blogging is certainly helping this process.
I think I needed a creative outlet.
And I’ve also got to know my parents alot better this year.
I’ve had to stop work due to illness (I’m on the mend now.) but it has made me face up to and sort out a few things.
We have a great relationship now and I always want that for my kids.
I hope they’ll always be able to talk to me or their dad, and will always know how special they are and how much I love them.