When little B finds out about Tall-girl’s plans to go to a friends after dinner for girls group… her face falls, until I tell her that were going swimming after we drop Tall-girl off.
She grins big and races off to find her new swimsuit.
Little B has been begging to go swimming. I guess she didn’t get enough of it on the three-day trek home at Christmas time. Swimming is her fave.
The days had been full with Christmas and travel and I had become a bit disconnected. Although we had been having some “good” one on one time with the phonogram lessons and math problems these were not the moments that I was engaging her heart, where I was wooing her heart to mine.
There were too many expectations on the table between us. With my nagging agenda before me, it was hard to see the little girl’s heart.
So when the opportunity came to feed this little ones heart I knew I had to jump on it. She and I, we needed some one on one, and although swimming is not what speaks to my heart I knew it spoke to hers.
I would like to say its always so easy for me to see “the opportunities” or to lay aside the “to do’s” to connect with my children through their love languages. Truth be told, the pressure of the day’s needs can take top priority over my sweet one’s; too many days and I realize we are going through the motions with out captivated hearts. [Read more...]