I truly feel its our kids who make us treasure our parents..make us trust them much more than ever we did in those young yrs when we really needed to follow their guidance. I wonder why God made us..humans such that we realise when time is gone...no doubt, it gives all mums a sense to bring up their child better ..but then again..each next generation is two steps ahead Our parents used to tell us - we were not like you in your age...now may be we feel the same but me and DH promise ourselves not to repeat those lines to DD..if we were so as kids, by nature she too has the right to be and we will have to be near her age to understand her better...no school or college studies had ever been that demanding and challenging as I find the art of learning parenthood !! I'm sure each mother faces such incidents many times in a single day when she wonders later - may be I could have behaved or reacted in a better way...Cum'on Mums..lets share such incidents and learn from each other..lets together build a healthy platform for kids and a happy motherhood for ourselves... I have been posting few related posts.. and one I lately posted in the schoolgoers section here...and then I thought I need to begin this as a new thread , may be. Here's what I shared in the schoolgoers forum. Another sunrise and I leap to see your face Awww...you're so pretty...so peaceful in sleep a hug is what I have , early morning with daily word Good Morning sweety pie...Sun God is here!! I wish to see your li'll smile and the sweet voice cumin back Ahhh...lemme sleep...comes back with a rash cry each mornin..same story..same promise I make Be patient..dont shout..she's just a child Good morning baby..and I make you look forward to the day remind you of the excitements waiting to cum your way count you your blessings and give you sweet smiles tick-tock-tick-tock...time is running by.. few to many..minutes go by and so does my patience to not make you cry each day I teach myself what not to do each day I recall my lessons how to treat you Hardly ever would you get up without me being firm so starts the day and my daily bash a quest for a Mum... that hour makes me struggle with time and my love I wish to sit idle just chatting with you just listening your stories, the fairies you find true it wud be the same for each Mum on earth thats what I tell me, Be Soft and Be Firm I'm soft and you take advantage I'm firm and you weep And your mighty Dialogues..sweep me off my feet your daddy suggests me..leave her that way she'll grow up like all...she'll grow up your way My way is not what I want...TIME is i'm greedy for I see those years that have passed by I miss you giggles and falls, li'll fingers holding mine My girl's growing fast...I can't miss a day each day is so precious to take happy moments away Small issues morning to night small fights and then big hugs tight... days..months and years passing by. All mums..plz pour in your thoughts and experiences...what tickled you..and how you handled and managed to turn it right?!!