1. Jaimee says:

    February 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    This is a great idea, Martha! I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately because I have been yelling a lot lately. After about 2 months of illness and patching together an average of 4 to 5 hours of sleep per night, the act of NOT yelling seems like big love to me! But what I’ve been focusing on recently is showing love through touch. The baby obviously gets lots of touching, but I realized that my 4 year old was often left out. So I’m making a point to give more hugs throughout the day, more time on my lap, and more quick touches on the shoulder or head as I pass by her. It’s so important to continue to initiate loving touch as children get older. I want her to *feel* my love even if I can’t always keep my cool.

    • Martha says:

      February 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      I hear ya Jaimee! I only have one and the act of *not* yelling is hard for me too. I love the idea of making a point to give her loving touches. I totally agree that it is still important to make sure your older kiddo gets lots of nurturing touch. Thanks for the idea! Maybe I will re-post this comment as a post later in the month. What do you think?

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