A year. A year! How has it been a year? This boy who once fit into the crook of my arm, squishy face folded into his soft and warm body, hands clenched tight and eyes shut against the onslaught of the world… he stands, he claps, he smiles and laughs a laugh that is bigger than his body. It breaks my heart and thrills me all at once.
Yesterday you turned four. You aren’t a baby anymore, or even a toddler. But you’re you, through and through. We’ve had a wonderful year with you.
A is 11 months old — he’s almost not a baby anymore! Here’s his monthly update.
I’ve been thinking about how to introduce gratitude activities for kids. It seems like the perfect starting point to balance entitlement and privilege, and ideally, we can go from here and continue to cultivate gratitude as a family, more frequently. Grownups can look around and understand what they have versus what others do not, but I think it’s harder for kids, especially to do in an age appropriate way. Here are a few ways to dive deeper.