Let me share to you the "Nine Basic Ingredients for Falling In Love with your KIDS" by Stephanie Marston and my take on each of them..
1. Spend Time Together - That's one thing that we want the kids to remember when we are gone, the quality times that we spent together as a family.
4. Touch each other. - We always tell our kids how important it is to show each other our affection, holding hands and hugging are just some of them..
5. Treat your KIDS as if they are the most important people in the world - It's a big thing for them to be acknowledged that they are important, that they are the main focus of your world.
6. Celebrate the uniqueness. - Each of our kids have different likes and interests and we try not to compare them but rather support and love their uniqueness.
7. Tell your children often that you love them. - We make sure that we tell them how much we love them, it is an assurance that we will be there for them - rain or shine -.
8. Talk Together - Our kids are only 6 and 4 years old but whenever hubby and I are planning for something, we always include them in the discussion. You will never know what they can contribute and what their opinions are if you don't ask them. Their inputs are very important to us, its one of the many ways you can teach your kids about decision making.
9. Create Lasting Memories - This is what we do every day. You might think that children won't remember every little thing that you do with them, but they will. I still remember things that my parents and I did when I was a kid.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
- David McCullough
Photos were taken last weekend during our afternoon walk in the neighborhood.