There are quite a few things that either I do not remember people telling me about adulthood or that I simply did not listen to. Making my list of "Things to make certain to tell those entering adulthood":
1. Reading books to my children, praying with them, and singing a song all at bedtime is one of the greatest things I will EVER do. Watching my children's faces as they talk, feeling their soft hands as I sing to them, simply the fact that they want me to sing to them is a biggie at this point! Our night time routing is AWESOME! Anyone reading this who is not yet a parent, I'm telling you this is great - do it and you will see these few moments before sleep are the best.
2. Never underestimate a child's power to make you laugh! I tell my kids often, "you are the funniest kids I know" and it's the truth. Dos and Tres are seen here as superheroes and I really hope you can tell Tres' facial expression because it is priceless - she is in the moment!
So, for my title, "Good Sticker Day" - we now measure the extent of Dos' day by whether or not he received a good sticker (sun, flower, smile) or a bad sticker ( a lone red dot). I try to convey to him that all of his character and personality is not summed up in the appearance of a sticker but I will say it does indicate what we need to praise the Lord for or work on. My day was a good sticker day: 5 loads of laundry - washed, folded, and put away; one bill cubbie sorted and decluttered; auction e-mails sent; time spent outside with kids; and supper on the table. Yep, it was a good sticker day:)