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Mindful Monday: Relishing My 4-Year Old

Brother-Bug is turning FIVE this coming Sunday. What the hell? It truly seems like minutes since I was huge and pregnant and wondering who was kicking the side till it ached.

Now he is big, competent, opinionated, amazing, exasperating, charming… and so darn grown-up.

My mindful focus this week is to really notice my 4-year old. Because I know in a few minutes I will be mindfully noticing my six or sixteen-year old.

Who: Me
What: Loving the last few 4-year old moments
Why: Because he is getting so big so fast.
How: Being in the moment with him. Preparing and noticing to write his birthday letter – I write each kid a letter on their birthday every year, detailing what I think of them, how much I love them, how they have grown, etc. – and focusing on this a little in advance is always good. Also, the kids and I will be taking the train to see Brother-Bug’s God-Mommies in Seattle. It’s a surprise trip, complete with treasure hunt and a first train trip !!!! Just the reality of getting out of the daily grind to do something so lavishly special with Brother-Bug (and Sister too, of course) will help me focus on him.

Brother-Bug on his Birthday Beach Trip, just about a year ago.
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  1. Hooray for the first train trip! I was about the same age when I took my first train trip from Minneapolis to Duluth, MN. I remember being amazed by the old locomotives at the Lake Superior Railroad Museum and seeing a lake that looked endless. Hope you all have a blast in Seattle.

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