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How to Really Love a Child.

Alison’s friend from Melbourne, Australia sent her these words she found painted on a wall.
It’s something we both deeply believe in, so we wanted to share it with you.

How to Really Love a Child.

Be there.
Say yes as often as possible.
Let them bang on pots and pans.
Encourage silly.
If they are crabby, put them in water.
Keep the gleam in your eyes.
Read books aloud with JOY.
Invent pleasures together.
Remember how really small they are.
Giggle a lot.
Express your love.
Reveal your dreams.
Surprise them.
 Go barefoot more often and eat ice cream with your kids.
Relax with them.  It’s ok to do nothing.
Don’t forget to spend time on yourself – they need you to love you.
And most of all…each moment passes too quickly (we know), so enjoy the breath between the (somewhat harried) breaths.

-Alison and Allison

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