Lessons from a 4 Year Old

Aghhh this sweet child of mine. πŸ˜

We learned we were expecting him just about 5 1/2 years ago. We weren't ready, and I cried. A lot.

Well you know how they say that there’s a positive intention in everything?

He's taught me that my body is powerful, resilient and strong. He's retaught me that the simple things are the most special; the sunshine, new experiences, and that laughter is the best medicine. πŸŒž

He reminds me to be fearless, the true meaning of patience, and the power of a good nights sleep. πŸŒœ

And, a consistent reminder that it’s reallyyyyyy easy to put yourself on the back-burner when you are focusing on the people that you love. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§

We want to bring our A game -- to be alive and engaged, which means it's easy to put yourself last. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

But I’ve learned something really important...

I can't bring my A game when I’m depleted, exhausted, overworked, over committed, and consistently putting my needs last. πŸš«

When I do, he ends up cheated. He doesn’t get the best version of me, he gets a worn down, depleted, cranky, walking dead version of me. πŸ’€

And if Ziggy gets that, we all know what Chris gets πŸ˜³πŸ™ˆ

When I’m trying to be everything to everybody, do all the things, wear all the hats, be everywhere all the time... all while thinking I’m bringing my A game, but instead am bringing my B, or C or D game.

He’s taught me to be honest about what I want, what I need, what deserve, and how to re-prioritize and HONOR what is most important.

Who knew someone under 4 feet tall could teach someone this much!?

It’s pretty wild. If I knew what a positive impact this little person was going to have on my life, I wouldn't have cried so much. β€οΈ 

What have your children taught you?