happy kids

They donโ€™t really come with a User Manual and at best of times it is frustrating that you are unable to understand your angel. Sometimes self-doubt creeps in and you wonder if you are doing the right thing. I have learnt that instinct is the best teacher and the rest are just rules.

I found this that I had copied from somewhere (I canโ€™t even remember where) many years before I even had my own kids. It just seemed something wonderful and I found it again today after many years and I am so proud to say I have done almost everything on this list. Itโ€™s not a rule list. Itโ€™s just something nice to do with your kids, for your kids. Enjoyโ€ฆ

  • Be there
  • Say yes as often as possible
  • Let them bang on pots and pans
  • If they are crabby put them in water
  • If they are unloveable, love yourself
  • Realise how important it is to be a child
  • Go to a movie theatre in your pyjamas
  • Read books out loud with joy
  • Invent pleasures together
  • Remember how really small they are
  • Giggle a lot
  • Surprise them
  • Say no when necessary
  • Teach feelings
  • Heal your own inner child
  • Learn about parenting
  • Hug trees together
  • Make loving safe
  • Bake a cake and eat it with no hands
  • Go find elephants and kiss them
  • Plan to build a rocket-ship
  • Imagine yourself magic
  • Make lots of forts with blankets
  • Let your angel fly
  • Reveal your own dreams
  • Search out the positive
  • Keep the gleam in your eye
  • Mail letters to God
  • Encourage silly
  • Plant licorice in your garden
  • Open up
  • Stop yelling
  • Express your love a lot
  • Speak kindly
  • Paint their tennis shoes
  • Handle with caring


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