The Best Teacher I’ve Ever Had

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I was wrapping up a shirt that I had bought for my daughter for Christmas. This shirt is my daughter to a tee. Re-reading it to my husband I laughed and then started to cry.

This is my daughter in a nutshell. She can drive me up the wall crazy, and she will be the first to tell you she is doing so. I love her more and more each day. She is fearless, loud, funny, brave and the absolute best teacher I have ever had.

I am doing things I never thought I would do. Trying new things because life is short. Experiencing new feelings, emotions, concepts. I want to do everything now, so that when my kids come asking for an option on it, I have an anwser.

I need to have projects and things on the go. Yes, my children are always on the go, constantly moving and there are never two days that are the same BUT in my opinion, it’s rinse and repeats. Meltdowns happen the same time every day, they eat at the same time, naptime, play, having adventures, dinner, and then bedtime. I can tell you that making a 4:00 appointment would be mental because they both have meltdowns at that time. While every day is different, it’s the same outline. I needed more.

I started Arbonne. It was to get my out of the house a couple days a week and bring in some extra cash. While this in it’s self has been an amazing experience for me and really a positive influence on my life, I wanted more!

My daughter is ALWAYS asking questions, she is always wanting to know why this does this, why that works. She questions everything. This is good and I encourage it. She is a natural born leader. I know when she comes home in the back of a cop car, it was her idea. While I’m happy she doesn’t blindly follow others, oh man I would be pissed seeing those lights in my driveway. That’s beside the point, she is never satisfied with what she has learnt (in a good way), she wants to know more!

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This has lit a spark in me, I want more for myself. I want to know more.

My girlfriend and I decided to start a business.

Yup, we sure did!

Our new business is called, Women Inspired Group (or as I call it, W.I.G). We are a group of women who get together once a month and share stories, tips and tricks of business, help out one another, empower each other… we aim to inspire!

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This is what my daughter has done for me. She has inspired me. When I feel I am no good, that I can’t do something I’ve never done before, really anything negative, she asked the most simple question, “Why Mum?”. She tells me she is proud of me, she encourages me that I can do it. I know she is only 3 years old and doesn’t grasp the full concept of most things, but she means whatever she says. She is pure honesty. She doesn’t know how to lie. It’s not just the words she says, it’s the emotion and the sincerity behind the words.

When I want to quit, I have convinced myself to give up, I’ve checked out. I don’t. I keep going. I see my kids looking at me as an example. They look up to me. Once I start something, I will see it, though. I want to see how far I can go, so quitting is no longer an option.

My daughter is only 3 years old and she is the best teacher I have ever had. She has taught me more than anyone, ever! About the world, parenting, myself and everything in between. She is my mirror.

 

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Her first dance recital. Proud Mama couldn’t stop taking pictures.

 

I am grateful for her, even when she drives me crazy.

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