Mom & Dad: Let Your Kids Be Little (Big Comes Soon Enough)! by Erin Musto

Parenting
2 months ago
Mom & Dad: Let Your Kids Be Little (Big Comes Soon Enough)!

My daughter is a Little League baseball player. I love seeing her play, seeing her be a part of a team. I feel immense pride when she hits the ball and runs with her whole self. She is 8. I let her be 8. I remind her to just have fun. I love when one and a half hours into the game she plays in the sand (it is a long time for an 8-year-old to stand and follow directions). We parents are letting life get too serious too fast … let them stay little. 

There will come a day, very soon, that she will take on more and be expected to be stronger or faster. There will be a day that she might try to master pitching, but today she is 8. I want her to just love learning to be a team, being excited when she wins, OK when she loses. I want her to look back at me and smile as she runs to meet her team, always.

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, Erin Musto , this is so wonderful! As a former Little League baseball player myself, I especially love this tip. Let's savor every moment of our kids' childhoods! xoxo
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Yes, yes, yes! I couldn't agree more, Erin Musto! Love this. Thanks for sharing.
Stacey Roberts
I adhere to this mindset vehemently for both my kids, but especially when it comes to the way I dress my 8 yr old daughter. Oh no wait, she's 17 and just graduated, but when she was 8! Thanks for sharing (Bliss then & now 😢)

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