She doesn’t have to give away all her dolls…
He is going to cry sometimes…
She isn’t always going to remember to put her shoes away…
Sometimes it will end in a melt down…
Some nights she will sleep holding your hand…
Let them be who they are.
Give them what they need right now.
There is no rush.
Let them get messy.
Let them jump in puddles.
Let them be noisy.
Let them be silly.
Let them have cuddles.
Let them be little.
Even the big ones are still little in so many ways.
Don’t push them to grow up too soon, because all too soon they will be already grown.
Let me remember, to let them be little… while they still are.