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Grandmommy is suggesting that you reassure your children that life is one big party with a lot of balloons, cake and ice cream. What? Oh? Now are you thinking like a fuddy- duddy or do YOU not know, how to make life seem like a beautiful dream?
Hang in there Mommy and Daddy, Grandmommy knows you get worn out and tired and a bit grumpy, the grandkids are quick to let everyone know! Perhaps Grandmommy will keep them overnight, so you can have a parent party and then rest up before they come home, bathed, in pajamas and ready for bed!
That said, here is a tool my mother taught me, “Keep your chin up, it helps keep your mouth closed”.
That is the best advice she ever gave Grandmommy, but it took years of practice to understand what it meant. We have that thing that thinks thoughts that may not even be our own, and when that opening below our turned up or down nose begins to open, (you know that place in your head that likes to speak), well the most terrible horrible things might blurt out. Yes, our mouth, it over eats and gets us into trouble, particularly if we don’t get enough sleep. Words come out, sometimes in a shout and sometimes the person who is near repeats them back and you have to eat them. Yucky!!!
So to keep your chin up when things go wrong will give you a feeling that you knew all along, that when the brain gets jumbled up from stress or lack of sleep it is always best to keep the chin up and mouth closed, until the words turn back into your sweet happy self.
Did your little one get his feelings hurt today by words that someone might have said like “you have a big ugly nose right in the middle of your head”? Hmmm, the child that said such a thing is unaware of the big ugly thoughts in their head. So help your child practice with the awareness tool that observes the thoughts before the words are said and cause cold prickly feelings to pop the balloons and melt the ice cream and and make the cake flop.
Yes, life is a big party when we become aware of the thoughts in our mind. Once aware, we delete the bad ones and celebrate the good ones. Practice, practice, practice!