Before anything else we are human beings. As we move through our lives we collect stories about ourselves and right, wrong or indifferent, they come into play a lot!
Here’s what I propose. Let’s practice shifting aside the stories, concerns, fears, worries before we collect our children. Notice I said shift, not give them up. Just move them out of the way. Get there a few minutes early. To daycare, to school, to the bedroom door before they’re fully awake. Deep breaths first, fill your lungs with fresh new energy and breathe out the old stale energy from where you’ve just been. As you breathe imagine your chest cavity filling with delicious love.
You are good to go! Greeting our children like they are the best thing we have ever seen is a gift unlike any other. It says, your presence is enough.