This evening Lily and Isaac were having a conversation and Isaac in a grumpy and tired mood shared he didn’t like anything, he even didn’t like himself. To this Lily replied “Isaac it is actually impossible not to like yourself. You have to like yourself.” Of course my immediate thought as her mother was please keep this view and your confidence forever. Liking ourselves is so important, yet as we get older can be so hard. Her comment made me pause and think, and now that it is written here, saved for Internet eternity, it can also remind her in years to come that it is indeed imposible not to like yourself.
Lily, Isaac, and I have been going on more neighborhood adventures – exploring the paths around our neighborhood either by foot, bike, or scooter. We always discover amazing things when we are exploring, and our recent fascination is with mushrooms. We have received an incredible amount of rain this year, and all this rain has created so many mushrooms. We find them everywhere, and unfortunately this means on our lawn and in our flowers too. While the mushrooms on our lawn are somewhat annoying, the ones we discover on the sides of the paths are beautiful and really fascinating for all of us.
Another adventure I had this weekend was coaching Isaac’s soccer team. Ben was out of town, so I had to step in as assistant coach Rossi. You don’t need to know much about soccer to coach four year olds, so I think I did okay, but the entire Saturday morning soccer culture is quite foreign to me. My favorite part was at the end of the game all the parents joined hands in pairs to make tunnel for both teams to run through. The kids ran through multiple times and then ran over to get the typical end of game snack.