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There are some moments when I look at my kids and simply get lost. Lost in thinking about who they have been, who they are now and where they are going. Lost in thinking about the gift I’ve been given to help shape them. Mold them into the best that they can be. It’s AWESOME!!
Lately, we’ve had some great road trips with our little family. The 20 hours in the car on the way to California was truly enjoyable. It has given me lots of time to think, talk, and just enjoy life with no distractions.
Mostly, I got a lot of time to think about my kids (and talk about them while they were napping). Where they have been and where they are going. I love watching them grow up. I look at them and wonder what they will be. As they are figuring out who they are, and what they want to do. Mason has done a lot of that this year as he started school.
Sometimes, I think it would be fantastic to always do the same things together all the time. But that would get boring. NO?
I love it when my kids LOVE something. I mean, the kind of love where they just can’t get enough of it. That’s what I want for them, really. I want my children to be passionate. About what? That’s not my decision, but I want then to live full of passion. To love what they do. To wake up every morning excited and eager to LIVE!
Chloe, she’s harder. She has no strong preferences (other than those that her brother tells her to have), and just happily goes with the flow. She’s impossible to buy gifts for because she likes everything, but loves nothing. Oh, her time will come though. There’s a strong and determined girl behind those amazing eyes.
Passion is tricky. As much as I want them to be passionate, I can’t just give them my passions.
No, my role is to just give opportunities and hope that something will stick.
What do you do to raise passionate children?