Monday, January 9, 2006

if I had my child

I read this little poem today. I don't know who wrote it or I would give credit where credit is due. I know how true it is. It had my head nodding yes to it.

If I had my child

If I had my child
If I had my child to raise again
I'd build self esteem first and the house later
I'd finger paint more and finger point less
I'd do less correcting and more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch more with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I'd take hikes and fly more kites
I'd stop playing seriously and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging and less tugging.


  1. It's a lovely poem and I am one of the most fortunate people in the world -- that is just how my parent's were.  Always there for us, always involved, always taking and making time for us.  I really did have a wonderful childhood.  I wish it were so for everyone!

  2. yes especially the last sentence

  3. Celeste what lovely wise words are held in that poem...Ally

  4. I hear you! Wouldn't we all like to go back in time where our children are concerned. Helen

  5. That needs to be circulated! rich


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