I love accompanying my preschooler as she tries new things. I love exploring the world by her side and seeing it through her eyes. It is so fun to jump in the puddles or dance like no one is watching. And secretly I also find courage in doing some of these things together.
I love hanging back and watching my little explorer, daredevil, test out her limits. I love celebrating with her when it ends well and helping her get back up when it doesn't.
Every once in a while my daughter asks me to go first. Sometimes she needs to witness it to have the courage to try it herself. Today was one of those days and I was honored to get to be a part of her first haircut. We both walked away with cute bobs and each left about eight inches of hair on the floor.
I'm grateful for a fun mommy daughter day with my preschooler. I'm grateful for the trust she has in me when trying new things. I'm grateful for her courage and spunk. I'm grateful to have no attachment to my hairstyle and not think twice to having it chopped to show my daughter it doesn't hurt. I'm even grateful to have cute matching bobs. I'm grateful to look forward to easy brushing tomorrow.
Who do you support by accompaniment? Who do you support by leading or having their back? And when do you need each of these types of support?
May we always find the support we need. May we give the support our loved ones need. And may we find the balance in leading, accompanying, and following. Have a beautiful day!