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(Not So) Great Expectations

I was invited to do my very first guest post on the fabulous another jennifer blog. Here it is:

My daughter is a young toddler now. On a recent family outing around town, she decided to keep in her hand, through a few stores and the intervening car rides, an oversized red fork from a toy picnic set. Sometime after this outing, I got her a set of sand toys. She loved this set, but not for the reasons I’d imagined. She had a particular fondness for a small blue sand shovel. That night, she brought it with her to her highchair, right along with the big red fork. Suddenly, my perspective changed. That was not a sand shovel, it was the big fork’s long-lost spoon friend.

What I love the most about children is how uniquely they see and approach the world. They are their own people from so early on, bringing to this world their individuality, talents and perspectives.

Read the rest at another jennifer (and stay to read some more of Jennifer’s great posts!)

POSTED: 7 May, 2012

TAGS: parenting , potential , relationships , wellness

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One response to “(Not So) Great Expectations”

  1. […] being you.” I want to keep my child safe and teach her what I can. But I need to let go of my own expectations and not dictate the direction of her life. It’s not about me. It is her […]

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