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by Michelle Azar

June 17, 2013 | 10:52 am

I sent my big girl to the mall with her daddy today. I wanted to buy him new pants but there were two problems with my idea. He rarely likes what I buy him, and I hate shopping so all I wind up doing is having to return things, and who’s got the time for that?? I figured if he went with his girl who has the patience and passion for the activity, the goal might be accomplished.

I guess this is acceptance. Maturation of sorts. I used to imagine family life as being always a team activity, and when anything fell short of that the whole thing was a failure. I now see it as a much more fluid, ever changing sort of system. Sometimes the group system works best. These are times that have to be nurtured and protected. Family trips or meals, for instance, as most often the memories made over ride the challenges.

There are a whole host of activities that actually don’t need all members of the team. Some people are Definitely better off being benched at home, lets say, imagining with their dolls or doing laundry. Things they may actually be better suited for in the moment.

So the mindful parenting continues… When and how to discern these moments, and to feel gratitude for all we have and HAVE had in our personal family teams is enough.

Please join me as our summer schedule continues! With a couple of time changes AND additions!

MONDAY`               9AM-10 AM                          TEMPLE EMANUEL

                                7-8:30 PM                            U STUDIO (beginning mid July)

TUESDAY                6:30-7:45 PM                       TEMPLE EMANUEL

WEDNESDAY          10-11 AM                             TEMPLE EMANUEL

THURSDAY              9-10 AM                               TEMPLE EMANUEL


U STUDIO  5410 WILSHIRE BLVD. #500 LA  90036

in appreciation, michelle

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