Homeschooling often dictates our mornings starting off with a bang. Breakfast. Chores. Playtime. Lessons. All of them moving quickly forward from one to the next. You know the best way to start a morning, though? Always with love.
Sometimes love is quick hugs and listening to detailed dreams over breakfast. Sometimes it’s a reminder to use a kinder tone of voice. My favorite, though, was a morning last week when we snuggled up together and read a few stories.
I wouldn’t have guessed that my crazy wild firstborn baby would turn into a guy who loves hugs and cuddling. He did, and I love it.
Paxton is my first true cuddle baby, and we love up on him.
And Ian is my middle child who is affectionate in a quiet way. On this morning Paxton played beside us after Zachary went upstairs to start his morning routine, and Ian and I read the same book seven times in three-year-old fashion. I was glad we had a few minutes–just he and I.
Happy mornings are most often the beginning of peaceful days