I made these very imperfect capes for my kiddos last week. They’d been asking me to do so for a couple weeks so it was about time I got it done. We met some friends at the park later that day and they dressed up to go. I wasn’t going to blog the capes since they aren’t wonderful, but seeing as how I didn’t have to bribe or coax them into taking pictures this time, I thought why not?
As I watched them play and run around, it occurred to me once again how much I enjoy sewing for these kids. They might notice the mistakes, but they quickly look past them and are thankful for what they are.
Parenting young children is often like that. I have many flaws as a mom, and they are aware of (some of) them. Yet they look past them and they are thankful for what I am, and don’t focus on what I’m not.
They let me mess up over and over and over and over. Then they forgive quickly. They let me correct them often, yet they rarely correct me when I need it more often than they.
They are my daily reminders to be a better person because they are in such a pure, sweet, and innocent stage themselves. Quick to love, quick to make friends wherever they are, quick to help when someone is in need, and quick to be good (most of the time ;) . They want to please Dillon and I.
I’ve heard the phrase “enjoy them while they are young, it goes too fast” so often. I believe those people! There have been times when I know I have not, and I do get a bit sad thinking back on those times. Yet here they are, all smiles and forgiveness and willing to move forward…. and I feel peaceful with the direction we’re heading.