I have found another great resource in Christine Moers. Actually, I wish I had been friends with her back when we were raising Lilly -where are these people when you need them? 😥 Christine is just plain REAL. Hope you enjoy the clip! -Nealie
My grandson Tommy, has always loved being chased through the house when he comes over. It’s just a thing I do with the little ones. We go round and round through the rooms, and when I catch them, they get a big squeeze and then take off running again. They never seem to tire of the game, but I run out of energy after a while.
Tommy went through a phase where he would smile at me and say, “Chase me!”
When he would say that, I think that he wanted the affirmation that he was worth chasing, and he was valued. Of course, I had to chase him -even if it was only briefly.
*Lilly didn’t often want hugged, but if I followed her when she ran, then she knew that I valued her enough to go after her. Eventually she learned that I would always go after her, even if it meant enlisting the police to help me.
Kids need physical interactions with us. They need the hugs and the chases. They need to know that they are valued. 😯 Nealie
*Parts of Chasing Lilly are on Facebook at Author Nealie Rose.
Ever considered fostering or adopting? Here is an informative 5 minute video that will fill in some gaps for you. It doesn’t obligate you in any way to learn more. It could be that you have a special child in your future, who is waiting on you to look into this. 💡 Nealie
PS I am going to begin posting on Tuesdays and Fridays from here on. Stay tuned!
When I first saw this extremely easy recipe last year, I couldn’t believe my eyes -two ingredients? No eggs, no oil, no water. These are so easy for a child to mix up and help make, so try them soon. PUMPKIN COOKIES (preheat oven to 350)
1 -Box Spice Cake Mix
1 -15 ounce can Pumpkin
Directions: Mix with a fork or spoon until most lumps are gone. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Dampen fingers lightly to flatten some. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes, depending on size of cookie. I ice them with cream cheese icing and top with walnuts, but they are great plain. You can add other optional ingredients to the batter, like chocolate chips, cranberries, raisin, or nuts. Yields 36-40 cookies.
(recipe from The Repository: Saimi Bergmann)