Say yes as often as possible.
Let them bang on pots and pans.
If they're crabby, put them in water.
If they're unlovable, love yourself.
Realize how important it is to be a child.
Go to a movie theatre in your pajamas.
Read books out loud with joy.
Invent pleasures together.
Remember how really small they are.
Giggle a lot.
Say no when necessary.
Heal your own inner child.
Learn about parenting.
Hug trees together.
Make loving safe.
Bake a cake and eat it with no hands.
Go find elephants and kiss them.
Plan to build a rocketship.
Imagine yourself magic.
Make lots of forts with blankets.
Reveal your own dreams.
Search out the positive.
Keep the gleam in your eye.
Mail letters to God.
Plant licorice in your garden.
Paint their tennis shoes.
Handle with caring.
Children are miraculous.
I don't know who wrote this, but I like it. Sometimes I take parenting too seriously. While I know parenting is a serious venture, it doesn't mean I can't smile and have silly, ridiculous fun with my daughter in the process. I want to try to do better at this.
I want my daughter to picture me as always having a smile on my face and a love for life no matter what comes my way.