During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies http://marcysrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Monday, April 30, 2018
Zippers Buttons and Bows
Learning to zip zippers, button buttons, and tie bows are three fairly major challenges for young children. When a mother has several young children, one of the first things she looks forward to is the day when the babies are potty trained and she doesn't need to deal with diapers any longer. Some of the next milestones that she looks forward to is when a child learns to dress themselves, and a big part of that is learning to zip up zippers, button buttons, and tie their own shoes.
The Joy School preschool curriculum that we used in our home with all of our children devoted an entire section to the Joy of Goal Striving: setting and reaching goals. During that month each mother and each pre-schooler is encouraged to set a goal for the month, take the time to work towards that goal every day, and to make a chart to mark their progress in reaching that goal. Some of the suggested goals for the children are learning to zip their own coat or tie their own shoes. There are songs and stories in the curriculum that teach and remind both children and adults that we can set goals, we can do hard things, it is good for us to keep trying and practicing and to not give up on our worthwhile goals, and that achieving goals brings Joy!
This month one of my goals has been to participate in the A to Z challenge and record some of my favorite memories of being a mother. And now, I am happy to say, I think I have met my goal!
What is a goal that you are working on right now?
What is a goal that has brought you Joy?