Louisa Claire

Being A Mum

Do you like your children?

And do they know it?

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The older Bliss gets, the more I find myself not just loving her to pieces but really liking her as a person. She’s fun, funny, unfailingly kind and thoughtful, gentle and yet completely mental. I like hanging out with her and though occasionally we rub each other the wrong way I think that’s kinda normal for two people who spend a heck of a lot of time together.

I’ve been trying to make a point of regularly telling her not just that I love her, but that I like her…and why.

We like having breakfast with you kiddo, you’re good company.

I am so proud of how kind you are to your brother.

I really like you Bliss, can I tell you why?


Do you like your kids? Do they know it? How do you tell them?



Thoughts on “Do you like your children?

  1. I tell my kids constantly that I love them, but it’s more than that to me. I often tell them that they’re my best friend or how much I enjoy their company but what really gets them beaming is when I tell them I’m proud of them for something specific. Nothing makes Bluey happier than that. I can say good job or awesome idea or you’re a legend but it seems what he wants is for me to be proud of him.
    I do think each child is different and we just have to find what makes them feel great and feel the love from you and use that as much as possible. Also being open to it changing too.

    That is a fabulous photo too. I love it.

  2. This is nice. I really don’t think I let my 11 year know just how much I like her. I’ve been putting alot of pressure on her lately, and I think I have let the ball slip in this space. I think I need some Maddy and me time to make sure she knows just how much I ENJOY her.
    Thanks for the post, it was a nice timely reminder.
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  3. As my girls are heading into teenage years, I am realising how important it is to tell them that I like them. Just when their self-esteems have the potential to plummet the most, that is when they need to hear that you love them as well as like them. Keep it up!

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