Friday, March 25, 2016

Hot Chocolate and Shame Resiliency 25 of 31 #sol16

Oh, Hot Chocolate
so warm and smooth
with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles

You are the product of
listening to Brene Brown
on my phone
driving home

Shame resilience.
How exactly does that work when communicating with a three and a half year old?
I must try.
Practice. It's a practice.

So, yes, hot chocolate.
You are the outcome.
It is with you that I sit my kiddo down and attempt to talk.
With you in his hands
I begin.

"I am sorry that I sometimes am rushed in the morning getting ready for work.
I always want to play trains with you.
I always want to spend time with you.
You are my priority and I will always make time to play with you.

I love you when you are happy.
I love you when you are sad.
I love you even when you're mad! Did you know that?
I do!
I love you when you are....what?"


"Yes, I love you when you are surprised.
And I love you when you are...."


"Yes, I love you when you are excited.
I love you no matter what and I wanted you to know that."

"Ok, Mom"

Thank you, hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles for eavesdropping on our conversation.
For being there when I need you to entice my kiddo to sit still for a few minutes.
Thanks for sitting up on that wooden ledge peeking through windows
looking out onto the Puget Sound on a sunny, windy, wavy day.

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