Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes.
I’ve heard it over and over again, in different ways.
“Your boy is really busy.”
“How do you keep up with him?”
“Is he always this crazy?”
Yes my boy is REALLY REALLY BUSY. And I love it.
Back in the day, when I was a little kid I was the same way.
Busy, loud, curious.
My childhood was the best. And I’m still busy, loud and curious. I wouldn’t change that about myself, even though sometimes I am told that I’m far too loud. (I tell those who love me to deal with it.) And I certainly wouldn’t change that about my son.
My busyness and curiosity as a child allowed me to mentally and physically grow into who I am today. My parents encouraged it. And I’m allowing my son to do the same. I don’t find his busyness a hassle, I think of it as a bonus. His personality and zest for life is incredible. It reminds me of my younger days. It’s kind of cool to relive them.
There are times yes where he needs to work on listening.
Sitting at the dinner table, during circle time at preschool.When I’m going into Target for baby wipes and bread and then I end up getting thirty things. (Don’t judge, we all do it.) But hey I can’t be too hard on him. He’s a four year old. Life is so cool to him and I’m happy that he is enjoying it. I know that childhood is amazing and that life gets much harder as we grow older. That’s why I want my KID to be a KID.
Does anyone think kids are taught to sit still throughout the day at too young of an age?
I’m hoping that when Izaak goes to school that he doesn’t lose his free spirit. I want him to enjoy life and his friends during his education. I still want him to get fresh air, have playtime, run around during gym class. These things were so important for my development growing up. I want the same for him.
Someday when my son is older I want him to look back at his childhood and know that he was accepted and loved.
I want him to be proud of himself and his achievements. He’s a very bright kid and I know he’s going to do well for himself someday. I just hope he knows how special he truly is.
Do your kids have any quirks that make them unique? Share below!
-Holly, the imperfect momma.