Wow. I can’t believe today is the last day of 2009. It seems like only days ago we were celebrating it’s beginning. And just in time, Simplemom.net posted some questions for me, as a parent, to think about, to look back and see how I measure up - and to make future plans.
Here’s what she asks:
How do you think your children have experienced you as a parent in 2009 and how do you want them to experience you in 2010?
Well, compared to 2008 I was a much calmer, patient and fun-to-be-with mom. I put my kid first, before my work and other things, no matter how hard it was. I still think that I could have done better on the patience font, I recon my kids deserves better. He really tries to be a good boy and I need to try harder to be a better mom.
What aspects of parenting brought you the most joy in 2009 and what are you looking forward to in 2010?
I enjoyed helping my son to start talking. I enjoyed explaining things to him, teaching him about the world. I enjoyed the feeling of being friends with him and having fun as if I was 2 years old, too. I enjoyed dancing with him in the kitchen and singing “Twinkle, twinkle, little star”, his favourite song. I am looking forward to our camping trips and taking him to ski next year.
What will you concentrate on in 2010?
I will devote more time to his development and will make a proper plan for it. I will help him to learn as many things as he can while still having fun.
Dear moms and dads, I wish you good health, much strength, even more patience and to enjoy your kids in 2010.
Happy New Year!!!