Let them be little

Kids are pressured to grow up too quickly. Summer is the perfect time to let them be little for just awhile longer. Last week was my nephew’s Farewell to First Grade. Do you know the song Let Them Be Little? Yup, that song got me totally choked up! Raising children is about the quiet moments, shared memories, and traditions we create at every age.

In my nephew's first grade room, I remembered how quickly my own children have grown up. Their first day of school, soccer games, concerts, family vacations on Cape Cod, high school and college graduations. Now my two kids are busy planning their weddings. Weddings! When did that happen? What’s my takeaway? I’m so grateful that I let them be little without rushing them to grow up, and gave them confidence that comes from feeling loved and secure.

Every day (the good ones, the not-so-good ones) comes just once. Take the time to celebrate your crazy life with kids, and you’ll be well on your way to creating more happiness and joy. Lonestar’s Let Them Be Little lyrics is all about what we can give our kids to become confident and resilient people.

“So let them be little ‘cause they’re only that way for awhile
Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day
Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle
Oh, just let them be little” ~ Lonestar