Kind, Smart, Important

Every night before bed, we follow a similar routine with Georgia.

If hubby is home, he starts it off with a bath - otherwise, it's all me. After the bath, we have a massage on the change table, get her dressed, and read her a book. Then we nurse & follow up with a top up bottle of expressed milk.

And before I put her into bed, while rocking her to get her drowsy, I tell her a few things - I love you, time for bed, night night - and this:

Those words really hit home for me. I would love to look into the future and see what sort of a person my daughter turns out to be, but who knows what that will bring? All I know is that I'll be telling her these words as often as I can - to help her be kind, to learn to be smart, and to know that she is important, so important. She is a beautiful girl on the outside, but I want her to grow up beautiful on the inside too. :)

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Candace said...

Love this! I think that with girls especiallly - it's important to tell them they're more than just a pretty face. That it's also important to be kind and smart.
I work on that with DH and baby H. That we need to teach H to be a gentleman and have manners. It's never too early to start shaping them as human beings!
Way to go momma!!!

heidikins said...

this made me tear up, how sweet are the two of you to Miss G.


Laurel Regan said...

Stopping by from ICLW. This is absolutely lovely - thank you for sharing. :)

PNG said...

Happy ICLW and thanks for a lovely post. It made me think of this blog post that I really loved:

Risa said...

So sweet! Happy ICLW!

Anonymous said...

I love this! When I read The Help, I remember being so touched by those lines and vowed to tell any child I had those sweet, and goes SO far. How sweet! Thanks for sharing!


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