I took my daughter to our local dollar store this weekend. The clerk checking us out was an amazing woman. She was beyond kind to my daughter and began our day with solace that there are so many wonderful people in our world.
This clerk and I were making small talk. I joked about Lucy being a handful and she reminded me, little kids little problems, big kids big problems. This woman raised 3 young adults that are in the scary phase of learning how to be responsible adults that will sustain them. We further connected and offered each other praise and strength mother to mother.
Continuing to ponder on the idea of little kids little problems, I find myself realizing how these problems now really are chance a for me to instill in my children resiliency, love, communication and advocacy. Once they are adults they will need these skills engrained in them.
My hope is the way I’m helping them navigate these little problems with flourish in themselves bright and amazing futures. Futures filled with compassion for others and themselves. Futures where they are resilient and motivated to live their best lives. Futures where they are not ashamed or embarrassed to stand up for what’s right. They got this!