How do you explain … ?

How do you explain to a two year old that some kids get their own private parks in their yards while he has to share his park with the whole neighborhood?

How do you explain to a two year old that we can’t spend ev-er-y waking minute outside?

How do you explain to a two year old that the big kids at the park only think he’s cute for so long … he can’t join their basketball game or super soaker fight?

How do you explain to a two year old that climbing up and down and up and down the deck steps because he thinks it’s fun to throw the ball off the deck is actually not how Mommy wants to spend her time?

How do you explain to a two year old that while he is the love of your life, I can’t actually play 24/7?

It’s funny when I think, “Oh, if I could just explain to him why, things would be so much easier.” But, I know that’s not true.

He’s almost 2 and he’s discovering his world, and it’s my job to do my best to keep him safe, curious, and–of course–to set limits so he doesn’t get himself into trouble!!

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About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at www.QBQ.com and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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