This weekend I had the opportunity to attend a Parent Leadership conference held by the ABC Unified School District. Although I felt horrible, it was really informative and I walked away with some interesting ideas. One of the seminars I attended was about Healthy Cooking Healthy Family. I only attended this one because the “Improving Attitudes Together” was completely full! That’s a surprise! I guess my kids and I will have to wait a year before either of our attitudes are going to improve but at least they’re going to get healthier meals. But I digress…the main reason for my post is that I wanted to share this “exercise” with all of you. The first seminar I went to was titled, “Growing your Child…Sowing the Seed”. We had to brainstorm character traits we wanted to see in our children as they grow. We were then asked to write down a Top 10 character traits “wishlist” and then rank that trait for our child. The speaker then discussed how our children learn more from what we do rather than what we say. Finally the most thought-provoking part….drum roll…now rank yourself against those traits on your wishlist. One of the traits I wished for Lucas was humorous and I realized through that exercise that since becoming a mom, I’ve lost some of my sense of humor. It’s hard to remember sometimes when you’re a parent but now I’m aware of it and I’ll strive to laugh more! And who doesn’t enjoy laughing more?
When I grow up…on March 29, 2012