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Letters To Our Children: October

Last Month, I put a call out to other moms to join up for a blog circle dedicated to Letters to Our Children. This month, that circle has finally come to be and here is our first letter.  Join us every month for a blog circle full of moms, writing a wonderful letter to their children. In it we talk about our hopes our fears, our love….motherhood. After you read mine, make sure you scroll all the way down to the end of the page, to click on the link to the next letter. ……..

 

Join us every month for a blog circle full of moms, writing a wonderful letter to their children. In it we talk about our hopes our fears, our love....motherhood.

 

Dear Pookah,

This….attitude………

This new attitude of yours has moved in and taken up residence. It’s amazing to me because on the whole, you are still a happy, agreeable child. But when I suddenly tell you no, we can’t go to the park, or no you can’t have that Skylander toy or NO that’s enough TV…

I.Get.This.Attitude.

A little over a month from now, you will be 6.

I feel like you are 5 going on 16!!!

The first grade seems to have turned up new levels of your personality and maturity and…immaturity.

Most of the time, you are so happy to come home and tell me about any and everything that goes on at school. You tell me every thought that comes through your head.

But.This.Attitude:

You don’t want my help…

You do want my help….

You know everything…..

But you don’t know anything……

You long for independence…but you want to be up under me before bed to snuggle.

I’m confused. LOL

But I guess this is part of growing up . Part of being a boy, part of pushing and testing limits.

But Um…watch it my boy…watch it.

 

Love you,

Mama

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Head over to K. Elizabeth to read her letter to her children and then follow the circle all the way through. Enjoy!

 

 

  • Reply
    Bernettastyle
    October 22, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Awwww love your letter!! Girl, mine is 10 an although its refreshing to see them grow up … sometimes that Attitude is something else.

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    K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy
    October 22, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I definitely blame the attitude flare-ups on first grade. Moo and I have bumped heads more about her attitude too since she’s started first grade. I’m hoping this phase will pass.

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    Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow)
    October 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I feel like everything you go through with Pookah gives me a preview of what to expect with A.J. since they’re a year apart.
    Girl…just hold on and drink coffee…and snuggle him.

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    Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma)
    October 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I feel like you wrote this letter to my child. You pretty much took the words out of my mouth. Oh that attitude. It really started for us when back to school came around. It is certainly trying at times. That sweet face turning into Mr. Attitude at my house. Ugg. This mama is exhuasted and confused too!

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    Louida
    October 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Hehe….my girls been through this stage. I’m not looking forward to their teenage years.

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    Jennifer
    October 22, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I feel ya! My 5 year old pushes me every single day. my 11 year old is even worse and some days I wonder if she’ll make it through the day in one piece lol

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    Beena
    October 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Awwww. this is so adorable 😀
    honestly, I want to have babies just so I can be the sassy mom… LOL

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    tammileetips
    October 22, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    A friend was just talking about the attitude that her six year old has. It is so much fun to watch kids grow up and turn into young adults. I have a feeling over time the attitude will change.

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    Cara (@StylishGeek)
    October 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    Ahhh…the perils of motherhood! I would probably write a novel of my own experience, and not only share it with my kid but with my future grandchildren too! Haha! Thanks for sharing this wonderful post and giving a great idea on how to document our experience as Moms. Love it!

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    dina d.
    October 23, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Oh those attitudes! Just wait for the teen years, lol. I love your letter and I think it’s a great thing to do for your kids each month.

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    kita
    October 23, 2015 at 12:55 am

    So my son doesn’t have an attitude per say he is normally easy going now he will *sigh* a lot but other than that he is good. My son tries to be the disciplinary when it comes to my daughter and that is his huge problem. I am the parent and I don’t need you to be.

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    Desirae young
    October 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    How sweet is this, I need to start doing this. It would be fun to look back on years down the road or maybe when he is old enough to understand my humor LOL!

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    Alison
    October 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Kids! Sadly I don’t know when the attitude stops – my 13 year old still cops quite a bit of an attitude a lot of the time. I also chalk it up to just being a kid at that age and trying to test the limits of parental authority. At this point, he’s pretty much grounded until he’s graduated and possibly beyond!

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    Susan
    October 23, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    This is such an adorable post! And spot on too! I remember both my boys being exactly like that, 5 going on 16! I’m so grateful that they’re older now and experiencing it with their kids – now they truly appreciate what we as parents going through 🙂

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    Alisha
    October 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Lawd I’m trying to imagine a letter to my 13yo…um I better skip this month since somebody might call CPS on me -_-
    Loved your letter!!!

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      LaShawn
      October 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      *crying laughing*

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    Jenni
    October 26, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Lawd, the attitude is an issue in our house as well! I find myself channeling my mom and saying, “Who are you talking to?” A LOT! Apparently, my child channels a young me because he answers, “Myself” right on cue! LOL

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      LaShawn
      October 26, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      I sound JUST like my mother LOL

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