Moxie’s post on unintentional words reminded me of a promise I made myself that I would never be negative towards Wolf, in particular, using negative words such as calling him a “bad boy” or “naughty boy”. And I have not.
What I had not realised was that calling myself “silly Mommy” on occasion, for forgetting something, can be detrimental too. After all, I am his first love and his world. If I am silly and so flawed, then how can he trust me?
The emphasis should be on the positive. The constant encouragement in his achievements and positive cheerleading has made him a happy and confident boy. His trust in me though, can be improved. He still doesn’t trust me to return from the bathroom or kitchen 90% of the time. Could it be because of my negative labelling of myself?
Regardless, it is now time to work positively on Mommy’s image. What an inspired and wise Mommy!