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Happy Parents = Happy Kids

 

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In the happiest of our childhood memories, our parents were happy, too.

– Robert Brault

I cried when I read this quote. Likely because I have had a pretty rough few months and was felt the sudden stab of mother’s guilt. My rough times spilled over to the home, and I know there were no pictures taken of me and my¬†girls like the ones we took on happier days. So, after having a good cry, I decided to use this quote as my mantra.¬†There are always still ups and downs. But, with this mantra in the back of my mind, I find myself catching more moments of putting down my work and heading outside to do sidewalk chalk with the girls. Or to do a silly dance to the closing music in a movie. Or to randomly jump through the sprinkler as I walk by, fully dressed. These are the moments the girls will treasure as times when they are happiest. I want to build more of these moments. Every day.

 

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