I have had a lot of thoughts about parenting swirling around my mind lately. Since entering the parent scene I've realized how many parents are in a race to get their child to a certain point.
I'm not sure who, we as parents are racing or what point we are trying to get our child to, but it seems to be a natural trap that we fall into.
I desperately want to find the perfect balance of working with Eli and teaching him what he needs to know while also maintaining a realistic sense of his age and his abilities and not rushing him through his childhood years that go so fast as it is.
I want to savor every moment and milestone without looking back and realizing I was so focused on getting him to the next step that I didn't enjoy his current step. I have a feeling it will be a constant learning process.
I never want to fall into the ugly and deceitful trap of comparing Eli to other kids. He is Eli Tree. There is none like him.
And this video of Eli "learning his shapes" is a prime example of his unique and beautiful personality.
Eli is obviously a gentle soul who is close to becoming a prodigy child.
We have gotten a good laugh out of this video, and I will let it serve as a reminder that if I ever want to "show off" my child it will come back to bite me.
We are still working on our shapes.....and temper control.