I wanted to update everyone since I received so many helpful comments yesterday after the Pushing Incident of 2012.
Claire had a great day today. She didn't push a single child at school. I was so proud, I can't tell you. This morning Rob and I spent most of breakfast talking to her about sharing and taking turns. We also played with her laptop and practiced sharing and turn-taking. I know we're not out of the proverbial woods on this, but it sure was nice to hear she had a great day.
On another note, I've been wanting to share this with you all for awhile but I always forget to get it out of Claire's room before nap (when I blog).
Here's the text of my favorite book to read to my girls. It's called Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You. (BTW this is not a reprint, it's a quote)
"I wanted you more than you ever will know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go.
"It's high as you wish it. It's quick as an elf.
You'll never outgrow it...it stretches itself.
"So climb any mountain...climb up to the sky!
My love will find you. My love can fly!
"Make a big splash! Go out on a limb!
My love will find you. My love can swim!
"It never gets lost, never fades, never ends...
if you're working...or playing...or sitting with friends.
"You can dance 'til you're dizzy...paint 'til you're blue...
There's no place, not one, that my love can't find you.
"And if someday you're lonely,
or someday you're sad,
or you strike out at baseball,
or think you've been bad...
just lift up your face, feel the wind in your hair.
That's me, my sweet baby, my love is right there.
"In the green of the grass...in the smell of the sea...
in the clouds floating by...at the top of a tree...
in the sound crickets make at the end of the day...
'You are loved. You are loved. You are loved,' they all say.
"My love is so high, and so wide and so deep,
it's always right there, even when you're asleep.
"So hold your head high and don't be afraid
to march to the front of your own parade.
"If you're still my small babe or you're all the way grown,
my promise to you is you're never alone.
"You are my angel, my darling, my star...
and my love will find you, wherever you are."
Tillman, N., (2010). Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You. New York: Feiwel and Friends
I couldn't have said it better myself. Now go buy this book because the pictures are amazing and you will tear up every time you read it to your children.