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Monday, May 7, 2012

There's Nothing you can DO ...

that will make me LOVE you Less..

We are fast approaching Kyra'a First Holy Communion this week.  This quote 'There's nothing you can do that will make me love you less' is a direct quote from her retreat we took together a few weeks ago.  I think it's great.  Yes, he's talking about God...but, I also think Parents too!!

I know I write about all the crazy stuff my kids do and all their crazy attitudes...but it doesn't mean I'm going to stop loving them.  Be disappointed, get annoyed, need a break from...Yes.  But stop loving them??  Absolutely NOT!!

I think I sometimes lose sight of this fact, as a parent.  If I am tired, frazzled, cranky, stressed, etc...sometimes they don't get the best of ME.

And so, I'm gonna breath a lot know, like those cleansing breaths you take in yoga??  Supposedly they help... And take a moment before responding to them and/or reprimanding them.

What do you do when your kids get the best of you??  Would love to hear it...

Do you have any tried and true ways to respond to them??  I think I'm going to try the 'whisper method' in order to bring back their

Now, I will leave you with some endearing things Kyra does that will irk me to no end, but will never make me stop loving her.  And, hey, one day I might even laugh about it all..

-she would rather sit with her friend instead of her mom during this religious retreat in which we are supposed to be 'bonding' .. yup, I was 2 rows back and every other kid was practically sitting on their mothers lap
-whines, whimpers, cries, complains, etc about EVERYTHING!!
-stomps her feet at me and stomps up the stairs after she's been 'yelled' at
-watches Franny for me...wink wink, she's really in one room and Franny is in the other room tearing it apart but she WAS watching
-takes her clothes off and just drops them wherever she is
-'cleans' her room but you open the closet and it looks like a bomb exploded
-Spills every single drink you give her... even if you only put in 1 swallow ( out for spills when she's around)
-Tattles on EVERYONE!!!  even Me...
- Leaves markers lying around the playroom floor... and than Franny gets a hold of them and has recently started coloring her feet, pants, hands (thank goodness she was wearing pants and not shorts today..)

Ah, but we LOVE her!!  And may God Bless her this weekend:)


  1. Maybe your daughter senses all these complaints you have about her and maybe if you would "sit" with her not when your forced to she would sit with you

  2. She does sit with her and sometimes she is a handful. Dawn is doing a great job and is a really good mom. I have a daughter also and no matter what you do at this age you get the same results as Dawn does with her daughter. So don't pass judgement unless you have a daughter and 3 other children and try to make time for all...

  3. I love how this "Anonymous" person makes quite the bold statement, but hides behind it. Obviously you don't know my sister, and the challenges she faces on a daily basis. I believe there is a quote out there, "Don't judge me unless you know me"

    Keep up the good fight sister! It isn't easy, but you already know that! And for the RECORD, Kyra is a HANDFUL!

  4. My goodness...drama on the blog Dawn..LOL Love it! Love K and love you! Can't wait to see ya on Saturday!