Tuesday, July 14, 2015

the best teacher


You know that saying "sugar, spice and everything nice- that's what little girls are made of"? It could not be more true about our Mia girl! She is such a breath of fresh air and is constantly teaching me the sweetest little lessons!
Eric and I talked about taking Mia down to the beach our last evening in Mexico and making sand castles with her one last time, but Eric ended up not feeling well and decided it would be best if he stayed in the condo while Mia and I went and played. I was selfishly feeling sorry for myself because I was looking forward to that family time... as if Eric made himself sick so that he could miss out (can I blame this one on pregnancy hormones?) I was kind of in a rotten mood as we made our way down the beach and I picked a spot right next to the water. After dumping the bag of toys I quickly realized that the sand was far too wet to build anything, so we gathered everything up and moved further away from the ocean. I didn't want to be too far from the water knowing that I would have to make a million trips to rinse off all the toys before throwing them in the bag again, so again, I picked a spot that was too wet. After filling a bucket and having it crumble to a big lump after turning it over, I kindasorta pouted in the lamest way and told Mia that we needed daddy's help to find the good sand. She could totally sense my frustration as I told her we couldn't make sand castles because I messed up and picked the wrong spot. That sweet girl pointed at my lump of wet sand and said, "but YOU DID IT, momma!" with a huge smile on her face! I almost started crying right then. I was pointlessly mad about nothing which made for the worst companionship for Mia to be around... but that sweet, innocent and wise two year old lifted my spirits in the best way by letting me know how proud she was of me, even though my lump of sand was far from perfect! Then she asked me if I wanted to make pancakes with her instead... heck to the yes Mia girl! I nipped my rotten mood in the bud and put in my very best effort to be the play mate Mia deserved!
I'm not sure why I let a whole lotta nothing control my mood and almost ruin the evening, but thank heavens for my little girl who once again reminded me that it's the little things! Oh how I love her! I'm so thankful to be her mommy!

18 comments:

Shaunacey Bonneville said...

awww sometimes they just know the perfect thing to say!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Aww so sweet! She really is such a little darling! I hope your baby boy is just as sweet and loving as she is!

<3, Pamela
Sequins & Sea Breezes

Sara Elizabeth said...

Aww!!!!! What an amazingly sweet reminder that you are doing a great job, mama!!! Poor Eric, you totally get a hormone pass from me! ;)

P!nky said...

What a sweet story! Babies are the best teachers, right?

Jenn said...

That is the BEST story! And just proves that it really IS the little things in life that make it amazing. Mia is definitely a little package filled with all kinds of goodness, sweetness and kindness. Love this story!

Brittany said...

Sweetest story ever. Eyes are watering over here. Seriously, you are raising her RIGHT. I love that she's teaching you while you continue to teach her.

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Before I even read what you wrote, I saw the title and saw the picture and just started shaking my head in agreement. Such a sweet story and so so true! Kids really are the best teachers :)

BLovedBoston said...

Kids have a way of turning even the worst of situations into great ones!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Whitney @ Work it Mommy said...

Children are definitely the BEST teachers! Sometimes we even learn things from them we didnt know needed learning lol. Mia's smile is so sweet.

Laura Darling said...

Aww this is so sweet! It sounds like you're teaching her well too! :)

Allison Cooley said...

Mia is such a sweetie! I love that babies can make even the roughest days seem better!

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Caroline @ Windy City Chic said...

What a smart little cutie she is!! I'm so glad that you were able to have a fun time at the beach though and that Mia made you feel better. :-)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

That is just the best. When I get annoyed with Aria she looks at me and says "I make mommy sad" and my heart breaks. Well played kid.

Mandie said...

She is wise beyond her years, that is for sure. You have yourself an old soul in that little body, you will cherish it. My youngest stepdaughter is the same way, so kind & sweet & wise beyond her thirteen years. I love it. :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Erin LFF said...

So sweet! She's a smart lil one and she's lucky to have her awesome momma teaching her ;)

Evelina said...

This is so beautiful. Children see the world in such an amazing untainted way. She seems so sweet.

Kirsty and Seth said...

That is so adorable! I love how amazing our little ones can make us feel, what a little sweetheart Mia is!

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Janna Renee said...

Aww! She has such a good heart and sensibility already. You are totally allowed to pout when pregnancy hormones are involved! I'm still pouting with 4th trimester hormones, lol.

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