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  1. Jenny says:

    it sucks when they grow up 🙁

    you’re pretty awesome for keeping yourself calm in those situations though. i woulda flipped shit, but that prolly wouldn’t have been a good thing xD but that’s just how i am~

  2. Dina Farmer says:

    Courtney you are a GREAT mom! I don’t know how to keep that mama bear back just. But I still have a toddler, so when I see something happening to my child I can’t help myself. I’ll stop everything from happening when the older kids are being mean to my son or when other children hit him. I can’t let it happen. I’ve said so many things to other parents. Thankfully they correct the children’s behavior. I know in the future, I won’t be able to do that anymore and will have to let go a little and let him learn. But he is just under two I’m not ready to let the world be so cruel to him yet.

    That certainly was a good lesson that Noah learned. He is a good boy!

  3. Alison says:

    You’re right, we can’t control what other people do or say. But we can most certainly keep ourselves in check. And Noah has the best guide in you.

  4. Amy says:

    Oh, Courtney, I hear you loud and clear, and am going through very similar things with Abbey. We’re trying very hard to instill in her that kindness wins over many more people than being rude and forward and stubborn. She thinks the latter is still the best route, though, and it’s so hard to watch her be disobedient or loud and kids shy away from her. So hard.

    But then there’s kids like Noah (whom she adores and misses terribly. I feel like we need to get together soon!) kids like Noah who with sweet spirit and a fun attitude somehow mellow Abbey down to a workable level, and they play and play and play. . .

    You’ve got a real jewel of a son in your “kid” Courtney. Keep on keeping on! 🙂

    • Courtney says:

      Thank you, Amy! I try so hard to make sure he knows that he’s loved for who he is and to teach him that even though people are different, that everyone is just as special as he is. 🙂 Abbey’s a sweet girl. She’s got a fun and exciting fire for life. That’s going to carry her a long way as she gets older.

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.