Black Friday LOL so much to really learn
Friday, November 23, 2012
So, here it is black Friday. We let our children go online and buy one item each. Grandpa came over for dinner along with our cousins and uncle. He gave each grandchild a little money. So, today they wanted us to take them out to buy a game or toy or whatever with it. Ugh! Not me I can't deal with crowds. Black Friday? Cyber Monday? My favorite is Thank God it is over Thursday!
Well, as I mentioned the kids wanted to buy something so we let them look online. Both found something they desired. Yeah, we never had to leave the house.
We just spent family time together again today except it was just the four of us instead of 12 of us.
Sylvia, my 7yo daughter developed a headache (this happen because she could only choose to Monster High outfits for her dolls instead of all of them), did I mention she is 7? Well, I thought she needed a nap and I was right. After her struggling to fall asleep as I rubbed her head she finally passed out. Phew! She sleep for about 40 minutes or so. I choose to spark at this point and came over a great blog from one of my spark friends, mother nature ,title "My morning cup of Solitude". It got me thinking. It was a story of Christmas and what it symbolizes. Our responsibility as adults to our children.
I will read the story to my children and already copied and paste in an email to my friends.
Remember the stress headache my 7yo daughter had over material stuff? Well, to bad I did not read this story beforehand.
We love our children because of that we want to buy them everything. We forget that material things is not the same as taking the time to teach, read, play and listen to them...they will know we LOVE them if we take care of them. Material stuff not needed, (but fun so don't misunderstand me...we will be buying them Christmas gifts too.) And one day they will realize our love for them and how much they love us, more than the material we bought them. They will always have the memories. The memories of family time, things we taught them, how we listened to them and played, laughed and even cried with them.
Have a lovely Holiday season my spark buddies!