Taking Lessons From Our Children

I was scrambling to get together a post tonight about getting my sunscreen for sale in my blog’s shop and in my Etsy shop. Unfortunately, I did not get it up.

Don’t worry, I will have it up tomorrow.

Things have been…well, let’s say a little tense in my household (hubby and I are great, as is Oliver). I won’t go into details here, but I will say that we sure could use some good vibes, prayers, thoughts…whatever it is that you personally do when somebody needs some positive energy sent their way. We are fine, really. We have just hit some rocky waters, but I know, “…this, too, shall pass.”


Instead of pushing myself to get my sunscreen up for sale, I started going through pictures of my son. I know, procrastination. You know what though? I think it was just the positive energy I needed to instill in myself for the next day or two. Just a little pick me up and reminder of all the amazing things in my little family’s lives.

I thought I’d share a few favorite pictures with you and ask this simple question…

What lessons can we, should we, or might we learn from children?

What lessons HAVE you learned from children?

Okay, okay…that was two questions. I hope that seeing these pictures of my son brings a little light into your day, as seeing them has for me.

Should I have worked really hard to get my sunscreen posted tonight? Yeah, I probably should have. I’ll tell you what though…my soul sure feels more at ease after looking through these pictures and having a nice conversation with myself over an iced chai tea. Perspective is everything, right?

I will get my sunscreen posted tomorrow (sometime). I’ll keep you posted.

  • UPDATE- Sunscreen is now in my shop! You can shop my Etsy store HERE.

So, please tell me below…

*What lessons can we, should we, or might we learn from children?
*What lessons HAVE you learned from children?

Until next time…

Jess, aka Scratch Mommy

Comments 4

  1. What ive learned from my children. Kids do not come with instructions on there butt. To raise a kid one must do the best that they can, and then stand back and say (I HOPE THIS TURNS OUT GOOD) . In our case wow it turned out very well. Tis this just a case of good luck or did we know how to do it? Not sure still a project in the works!! DAD

  2. One thing my husband and I have learned is how to pray. We didn’t really teach the twins how to do it, we just prayed and they listened. Now when they pray, I tend to tear up, just as the pure faith and simplicity of what they say and how they say it. If we all had childlike faith..

    Something else I’ve learned is that no matter how much I mess up, and no matter how much they are hurt, they will allways forgive me. It’s SO humbling to know that I can get down on my knees and apologize to them and they allways give me a smile and a huge hug. 🙂

    Oh, and I love what your dad said!! There’s no instruction manual (allthough I’ll say that the Bible is ours, but not everyone feels the same way) and everything can be used as a learning experience.

  3. My children are constantly teaching me things about myself.. Not necessarily things I can put into words, heart lessons.
    * your son is adorable, sending your family warm thoughts!

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