Thought I'd link up today for Communal Global. I love this meme, which allows us to take a peek at what others are up to around the world. There are always so many gorgeous photos and I love seeing snippets of life around the globe.
I'm sharing this pic of my soon to be 5 year old. His birthday is this Thursday. He's growing up so fast and it makes my heart hurt. At the same time, I am so very proud of the little person he is becoming. He has a great big heart, adores his baby sister, idolizes his older brother and can lighten any mood. His wonderful, quirky sense of humor brightens up my world and his laugh is always infectious.
Last night when I was tucking him in bed, I told him stories about when he was born, and how each of us welcomed him to the family. We talked about what he meant to us, how each family member reacted, and how we cherished those moments. I could see the joy in his eyes and how he was touched to hear how special he was to us.
With three other siblings, I sometimes worry that my kids will feel neglected, so I try to be sure spread the love and attention equally. I know it's important to spend a few minutes of one on one time like we did last night.
How do you make sure your kids don't feel lost in the shuffle?