Promises To Our Son
My husband and I recently celebrated the 15 year anniversary of when we started dating…8 years of marriage.
We sat on our balcony (I was still on bed rest so balcony was SUPER exciting.) and wrote some promises to our son. I know this list will evolve as he gets older, and that promise is a strong word…but we will try our hardest…and it’s a start.
I re-read it this morning. And then I cried.
to make silly faces to be patient to jump in puddles to be kind to wrestle to read to cloud watch to teach you to ride a bike to cuddle to take care of you when you’re sick or when you are hurt to whine back at you when you whine at us to explore to get dirty to go on adventures to be polite to make pizza to go bug hunting to do crafts to go on scavenger hunts to have dance parties to garden to share to go camping to go fishing to go hiking to make popcorn and have movie nights to encourage curiosity to play with legos to bake cookies to build rockets and spaceships to save the boxes so you can play with them to time travel to play airplane to give you choices to support your passions to give you responsibility to play make believe to build forts to sneak vegetables into your food so we don’t fight about them to look at the stars to sing to have snowball fights to go sledding to play with animals to play music to tickle you to kiss you even when you don’t want us to to throw you onto the bed to listen to believe in you to bear hug to try to understand your side to be positive to let you earn things to play games to teach you sports to be active to help you work through feelings
love, mom & dad
What are your promises to your children?