Monday, July 26, 2010

Intro to Parenting

Most days I think I'll be learning about parenting until the day I die and it still won't be enough time! I don't know it all, incredibly far from it, but I have learned a few things in the last 5 years or so.
Tonight I fully realized that putting kids to bed should ideally be a slow, winding process. Bed time processes that start suddenly and end after 10-15 minutes virtually guarantee that my boys will be up and out of bed within 5 minutes of my (or April's) departure from their room. Bed time goes best when we go slow, taking time to unwind from the day.
It's great for my boys, but it also does April and I good to end a crazy day of parenting two energetic, growing little boys in a slow, deliberate way. Quick bedtimes rob our family of intimate times that can't be replaced. Go slow, parents.


Bella said...

This is so right, the more you want to badly relax, the more excited kids get :)

How do you do to fund all your trips? I think this is GREAT to be able to experiment and be so patient to make kids take advantage of this educating experience..

Please tip me on how to make it possible :) I am impressed!!

Miss G said...

this is good! It starts now with our little guy and will probably only grow in significance as he gets older. Kelly