3.08.2009

My 10 Pledges

 I recently came across the Gerber Baby's I Pledge website, where parents can create slide shows of pledges they make to their children. It is really a cute concept, and it got me thinking about the important things that I do for my son.

I am very opinionated when it comes to my son, and for good reason. I don't want him to have the half-values and mistaken relationships that abound in today's world. I want to help him my giving him a childhood full of love, care, and careful teaching and examples.

Three pledges into creating my slide show, I began to get serious about what I was typing. My pledges changed from a joking, "I pledge to always change your diaper with a smile," to "I pledge to feed your creativity and imagination." I really began to think about what I want to pledge to my son. I enjoyed the chance to thoughtfully review what influence I want to have in his life.

And because I could not stop at the allotted 5 pledges, I went on, creating my own list of these pledges. It became addicting and I had to stop myself from compulsively adding more to my numbered list of 43, to make it a nice, round, 50. :)

So now I want to dedicate this post to my son, Monkey (it's not his real name, silly!) who is by far, my sweetest passion in life. :)

Monkey,

I pledge to make you laugh every day. 
 
I pledge to feed your creativity and imagination.
  
I pledge to let you be a child.
 
I pledge to show you the fun and beauty of life.
 
I pledge to love, care, and understand.
 
I pledge to listen to your problems.
 
I pledge to teach you respect, manners, and traditions.
 
I pledge to teach you responsibility for yourself, and your environment.
 
I pledge to be first, and foremost, your mother.
 
I pledge to love you. Always.
Love, Mom


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2 comments:

  1. What a great idea...and wonderful pledges. My girls are now 12 and 14 but I think I still have time to pledge to them, too. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Nice. You're such a great mom.

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