First of all #donutfriday We celebrate EVERY Friday with our knee highs 😉 #duh And.....When Mya (9), my mini me asks me to try, I do. She’s been soooo into Sofie Dossi #contortionist #americasgottalent It’s hitting so close to my childhood because I was JUST LIKE THIS at her age! Funny enough. I used to be more limber and flexible. Ha! Used to be 😜 Not bad for 36 huh? #ageisjustanumber
Our kids watch us more than we know, and when we SHOW them we’re willing to try, and being open to things, we’re actually teaching them growth mindset. So when she asks to do a Simon Says flexible session. I. AM. ALL. IN.
SO. As I’m sitting here typing this, Mya just had her friend, who was over for a second attempt at a sleepover, call her mom to come pick her up. Midnight. Crying. Wanting to go home. 😬 Her friend said, “This always happens.” I HAD to tell her: This won’t always happen. You can do anything, and it’s important you know that. This is new for you, but always tell yourself you can, well.....Because you can.
In order to know they can, we have to show them that WE can! Be willing to try new things (without hurting yourself lol) and encouraging them of all they CAN do.