Thursday, November 22, 2012

Dear Children: You Are Awesome

If you know me, you know that I can’t stop yammering about my kids. I won’t apologize for it: they’re great.

This occurs to me regularly. For instance, on Saturday I had the intimidating task of entertaining the kids by myself for the evening (Wife was busy). We had a great time. We didn’t do anything fancy—just wandered around the toys and Christmas decorations at Target and Lowes—but everyone was laughing and smiling and having fun.

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It helped that I remembered to feed them.

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“Look Daddy! A Christmas chicken!”

It’s not always so easy (we’re all cranky once in a while) but we’re having more and more good days as they get older and more independent. This is my message to new parents: it’s rough early on. But it gets better, easier, and so much more fun! Hang in there!

They start creating fun for themselves.

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And doing their own things.

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And sometimes they even like each other. Especially when they’re cold.

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And when we’re really, really lucky they wake up so happy that you can’t help but wake up happy, too.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Harens!

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