Learning To Let Them Be Little

There will come a day when he will be the largest thing in the kitchen. When using the cabinet as a stepping stool won’t be necessary. When he’s called upon to grab something off of the top shelf.

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Until then, he is a ball of determination. He knows he wants something out of his reach, and he’ll do what it takes to get it.

He’s courageous. He’s not thinking of the consequences. He’s troubleshooting. He’s living as if he doesn’t have a care in the world.

And he doesn’t.

Because that is what childhood is.

It’s creative, courageous and consequence-free.

Imagine if we checked our worry and stress at the door and let them truly live in their childhood?

What will their adulthood be like?

Will our adult children take risks and not shy away from failure? Will they jump even when others say they shouldn’t? Will they live their lives with the freedom of a child simply because we allowed it when they were children?

These are the things I think of when I see this photo. I see a child standing up to a challenge… and winning. I see a child solving a problem. I see his future because his mom let him be a child.

It gives my heart strength to back off the reins and let my crazy babies explore their world a little more.

It gives me strength to let them be little.

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