So there’s this girl… who calls me Mama….and I loves me some HER!
Our little Kori is one of the sweetest kids you will ever meet. She is always willing to help, is a friend to the friendless, loves the Lord, and works her hardest to try and keep her little sister out of trouble. (Not a small feat!)
In our early days, we had quite a few academic struggles. Daddy and I sought out to get her the added assistance that she needed, not to mention, preaching the importance of an education. Now, this girl is on FI-YA! She sets herself up everyday after school to study at our dining room table after her daily chores are done. She has been cranking out the A’s and B’s, and says there is no stopping her now! She makes me so proud! I always say that if I were to ever start my own business, she would be my partner, RIGHT TODAY!!! That girl gits ‘er done!
Psalm 127:3-4 3 Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
The one thing that is hard for me, is that she is also the epitomy of the Middle Child. Remember when we discussed the traits of the dominating First Child? Well, she falls right into what has been known as the Middle Child Syndrome. She is so easy going and doesn’t ask for much, so it is so easy for her to get lost in the shuffle. Here is something that I read recently:
“Middle Child Syndrome” is very real. Middle kids bemoan their fate as being ignored and often grow resentful of all the parental attention given to the oldest and the baby of the family, and feel short-shifted. … Middle children have to try a little harder to “be heard” or get noticed.
That just hurts my heart. My oldest is pretty much grown & gone, so her needs are quite a bit different. I have 1 son, that at this point is the oldest in the house, and the only boy, so there is that. And my baby girl is in Kindergarten, and commands the stage! So a couple of weeks ago, I came across a Facebook post for a free community event, and immediately thought of a “K Day” outing that Kori has been saying we should have. So this is what happened…..
Cake Ball Class!!!
We had a great time, just my girl and I! We chatted about how Big Brother would have loved to have joined us, and he would have eaten all of his cake balls before we got home. We talked about how Daddy loves white chocolate, and how Little Sister would have eaten all of the icing before we got started. When we got home, she and I ate our dinner and it was her turn to do dishes. Little Sister wanted to chat, but Kori told her that she needed to get done and would talk with her later. I chuckle as I think about her exact words to her being, “Drew, let me get done, then you can talk your lips off”. LOL!
Deep Thoughts with Kellie…..At the end of the day, we have to make time for these babies. Just like when I discussed needing Us time as couples, these babies crave the 1 on 1 time with their parent as well. As I write this, I have a little date planned with my Big Boy this week. The days are long with work, chores, and taxi servicing, but THEY are our future, and we have got to take time and nurture that.