As I prepared dinner today, my daughter and I discussed ways in which one could describe a person (physical features, personality traits, etc.). In an effort to confirm whether she had understood what we reviewed, I asked her to describe me. She began to describe how I am a great mom, very funny…and how I’m so short and probably don’t have a good chance of growing much more, therefore, I will never truly “grow up”. In fact, Im so short that I cant even change the lightbulbs in the house.
I couldn’t help but to laugh.
She then went on to discuss different lessons that I’ve taught her and how although “mommy may love you, you NEVER want to get mommy angry because then, you’ve got major problems”. As I listened to her, I realized that this was a moment to be treasured & learned from.
Arionna, who is 6-years-old, approached the review exercise with innocence. She was honest about the qualities she observed in me– both the good and not-so-awesome (Ha!). I appreciated the moment. I got the opportunity to see what my daughter thinks of me…and to see what the hell she would tell a stranger if given the chance, lol.
Anywho, I write all this to say: I’m the best mommy according to her so eat dust other Mommys!!!!! Lol, no really, I write all this to encourage you to try this exercise with your loved ones. Sometimes seeing yourself through another persons eyes, especially those of a child, can help you to identify areas where there is some room for improvement and other areas where you can feel free to stretch your arm and pat yourself on the back. This of course depends on how horrible of a person you are. 😉
– .Sincerely Syreeta.