Little Girl Waits For Big Brother To Come Off The School Bus. Then They Share A Special Hug
November 29, 2017 13:15 By Mambee
Chances are, as a parent, you probably doubt yourself from time to time wondering if you are doing the right thing. But it turns out that the moments that prove you are doing a great job are often overlooked and this mother is teaching us how to celebrate those moments.
A woman on Instagram recently shared the sweetest post about two of her children. The mother who uses the username, @godivachocolate__ explained that she was always worried about how the two kids got along. According to her, they seemed to fight constantly and were very often mean to one another.
In the post, she said one of the major parenting challenges she had was getting her children to see eye to eye and be kind to each another. According to her, the siblings fought over such things as whose turn it was to use the iPad, who was better at playing a game on the device, who got the bigger cake, the better plate and so on. To this mum, it seemed like her son and daughter were not really friends.
Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing wrong as a parent, and I lament the fact that two of the people I love the most don’t seem to like each other at times.
Both those doubts disappear at the end of every school day. The mother said at 4:04 pm every day when he son got off from the school bus from kindergarten, her daughter was always right there waiting for him. "They greet each other with hugs, kisses, and walk home arm and arm," she said, adding that each one called the other their favourite persons as they made their way home.
I consider myself to be a fairly tolerant parent. I don’t mind spoiling. If my kids don’t want veggies on their plate at dinner I don’t force them to eat it. And I don’t limit their television viewing all that much as long as they read just as many books. There are a handful of things, however, that can tip me over the edge into that dangerous place of rage, sadness, and self-doubt. Not listening is a big one. Whining is another. But nothing frustrates me more than when my kids fight with each other. They fight over whose turn it is with the iPad, who has more time with the iPad, and who is better at whatever game they are currently playing on the iPad. They fight over who got the bigger piece of cake, more frosting, the better plate. They call each other names and dole out insults like “you’re a butt” and “no YOU’RE a butt.” Sometimes the fighting makes me want to scream or cry, or both. I wonder what I’m doing wrong as a parent, and I lament the fact that two of the people I love the most don’t seem to like each other at times. There are days when it seems like the vast majority of their interactions are acrimonious, hostile, and exasperating. But every afternoon at 4:04pm when my son gets off the school bus from kindergarten, this happens.......they greet each other with hugs, kisses, and walk home arm and arm saying things like, “Your my favorite person.” “Thanks. Your my favorite person, too.” As a parent that’s the best I can hope for. That my babies will fight and forgive. That they will practice what it means to be a human with each other. That they will learn when to stand their ground and when to let something go. That they will learn to be siblings, maybe even favorites. ❤️ #Love
These moments give the mother hope that no matter how much her kids argue or fight, at the end of the day, they would always adore and love each other unconditionally.
The video she posted of her children sharing a heartwarming greeting after her son returned from school touched the hearts of many.
Her story is a lesson to parents who tend to focus more on the downsides of parenting and feel guilty because things are not perfect. Sometimes, taking a deep breath and looking at how far you've come and what amazing and positive things you've taught your child to do can help put things in perspective.
Source: Instagram / Godivachocolate