Lessons for my Son

Participating in the Getting to Know Mom Series was definitely a lot of fun.  But the best part of the whole experience were the lessons i developed along the way.  And waiting for the closing arguments and the eventual results of Guilty or Not Guilty verdict of the Zimmerman vs. Martin Trial has me feeling anxious but grateful that there are lessons i will someday share with my son.  Because my son looks like Trayvon Martin.
It’s not easy raising a son (and mine is only ten months) and definitely not easy raising a son who is African-American/black.  Therefore, i am glad i am starting with the following lessons.  I know the world will have lessons to teach him but i want his father and I to set the foundation for what he will learn about himself and the world around him.
I feel like the 30 lessons are a pretty good start.
Day 1: Experience life and all that it has to offer.
Day 2: Son is fear is not a productive emotion and it’s always better to not have it in your life.  
Day 3:  Find the love of your life that makes you feel alive and new and loved every. single. day. of. your. life.! And do not settle.
Day 4:  Always enjoy your youth….because you will never get it back!
Day 5:  Savoir the little things in life that make you  happy and don’t take anything for granted!
Day 6:  Wishing for things is okay but prayer and hard work is the way to get the things you want from life.
Day 7: Pursue your dreams including your dream job as long as it allows you to live a life that is fulfilling and makes you happy!
Day 8: Live your passion always.
Day 9: be an influence and surround yourself with people that have something substantial to teach you.
Day 10: Don’t be afraid to laugh at embarrassing moments…it’s all part of life.
Day 11: it’s perfectly alright to find something/someone annoying
 but don’t let annoyance in life define you.
Day 12: Don’t ever be too busy to breathe in the day….
and spend most of it with your loved ones.
Day 13: Enjoy your youth because it’s a beautiful but fleeting stage.
Day 14: If you have a weakness….balance it out with a lot of strengths!  
Day 15: Fall in love with the right person only once!!!
Day 16: Being accomplished means you work harder from start to finish!!
Day 17: Be great at everything you do and greatness will be part of your life always!!
Day 18: Fall in love with the million tiny things in the one you love!!!
Day 19: Obey and respect your parents….because I obey and respect my parents always.
Day 20: Enjoy the moments you are making today because they will become memories forever!!
Day 21: Cherish your relationship with your parents because it is the one relationship that sets the foundation for all other relationships.
Day 22: Enjoy the years you are given because it passes by fast!!
Day 23: Cherish the holidays because it is then that memories are made!!
Day 24: To be a parent is to relive your childhood all over again.
Day 25: Surround yourself with people that are only going to lift you higher (Oprah’s quote).
Day 26: If something is wrong, use your voice to speak out and up.  Never silence yourself from speaking the word of truth!
Day 27: Take care of your body and your body will take care of you, always!
Day 28: Be. Just. Like. Your. Daddy!!
Day 29: It’s one thing to have prosperity of wealth but the most important is prosperity of health and happiness.
Day 30: The end is never final because what you do today carries on for generations to come!
Question of the Day: What lessons are you teaching your children?
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About Mrs. Pancakes

I became Mrs. Pancakes on 4.23.11! I became Mama Pancakes on 8.28.12! And our lives were forever changed! I call myself Mrs. Pancake because my man loves him some good and fluffy pancakes! The Pancake Life chronicles a life that is happy, inspiring, motivating and lived to the fullest! Why don't you stay a while and enjoy in the The Pancake Life!
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4 Responses to Lessons for my Son

  1. Karen says:

    I love the feel of your blog! This is a great post too. It sounds like your son has two parents that are going to take really good care of him. That is surely a blessing.

  2. Congrats on making the move to your own domain. It looks great!

    I don’t have any children but I love your list. I especially like the ones referencing obedience and cherishing relationships with parents. I also love that your husband must really be all that one desires because you want an exact replica in your son. That is such a blessing girl!!!

  3. G K says:

    I love your list. It’s right on.

    Another thing I’m focusing on with my daughter is being grateful. This is very broad, but covers so much.

    I work with teenagers — many who are in situations where they’ll never want for anything. And that’s GREAT. I’m glad they were blessed with parents who worked hard to give them that life. But I’ve also learned that many have not been taught to be grateful. It influences their personality and the way they are with people. It’s taught ME the power of being grateful and why my child should know that no one in this world owes her anything.

    Great post!

  4. What a great list! You’ve put a lot of thought into what you’d like for your son–that’s really inspirational! I have Brene Brown’s “The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto” up on my office wall. Like any goal, it’s helpful to know where you’re going so you can steer the ship (in this case parenting and your son) in the right direction. Doesn’t mean they’ll turn out the way you’d hoped, but at least you can say I did my very best–this is what I wanted for you. I think the one thing above all else for parenting is that your child knows they are loved, they are valuable, they are enough.