If You're Happy and You Know It by Jan Ormerod- Children's Book Read Aloud
When you realize that you are done having babies… closing that chapter of the book
It all began back In I was feeling really down. I started seeing a nun who did life-coaching and counseling. She told me the secret to happiness: according to her it was all about reflection and gratitude. She asked me to try it out each night and write something down about my day that I was grateful for.
I have been thinking about this a lot and wanted to share it with you… that moment when you realize that you are done having babies and you are closing that chapter. Last night, while we were out to eat with our four kids , I looked over at the booth across the room from our table. I saw a mom with her two teenage daughters. I saw them laughing together and I saw the girls interacting with each other, making faces that only the other one would understand. I think that coming to terms with the fact that you are done having babies is hard, whether this is after you have had one baby or 18 babies… realizing that this is your LAST baby is something to stop you, to make you think, to make you appreciate and miss what you had and have. The last time that I ran to the bathroom after my husband burnt something in the kitchen because my pregnancy hormones were not letting me handle any smells out of the norm.
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Given our culture of over-consumerism at this time of year, I thought it would be a great idea to read a few books about being kind, generous and thankful. This book fits that category perfectly!
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