Happy New Year! I’ve made it my New Years resolution to embrace Caden’s learning process, no matter what that may look like. A week ago or so I posted this photo of mixed up play dough on my social media and asked the question “Does this bother you?” I was inspired by the responses that I got. One of which was to “take a deep breath and remember that it’s all part of the process”.
I have a hard time with things being out-of-place or not going according to my plan. I need to learn to relax and let some things go in order for Caden to learn and be creative on his own terms instead of my own. It makes it very difficult to be a fun mom when I am so worried about the play dough getting mixed up or paint on my shirt. My mantra will be “Keep Calm and Remember, It’s all part of the Process”. And as a visual reminder I have made myself this cute printable poster.
I am offering my readers this poster as a free printable. All I am asking is that you subscribe to receive blog posts in your email. Once you have confirmed your subscription you will be sent this free printable reminder to take a deep breath and remember its all part of the process!
I have also created this second free printable for my Facebook fans. If you are already a fan you can get the image from the Freebies! tab at the top on my Facebook page. If you are not yet a fan, first, like my Facebook page and then you can get access to the Freebies! tab at the top of my page and download the image.
Thank you so much for all your support over the past year!
May 2014 bring you peace and the excitement of wonder! Happy New Year!
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I need those words exactly. You are so right!!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
I hate when they mix the play dough together too! Sometimes I just walk away. Printing out that sign and hanging it somewhere obvious would be a helpful reminder!
Love the printable! It’s sayings like this that can help someone step back and remember that it is OK!!
Amanda@ Dirt and Boogers says
Perfect! I need to remember that quote! Looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings you.
The Monko says
when Goblin was quite small I discovered that him mixing playdough made me uncomfortable. It was a revelation to me. I’m not a neat person, this wasn’t mild OCD, for me it was about breaking conventions, and social norms that are ingrained into me over the years. Like you I resolved to free myself of these limitations so that my son could steer his own course. And its been liberating doing so, but can also be stressful. Good luck.
I’m featuring your post on the Sunday Parenting Party this weekend.