Sunday, June 1, 2008

Day 153 - Sunday 1st June

"Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely" - The Land Before Time

I try to not let my heart rule my head and so any decisions that need to be made I try to make an informed choice about them. It would be so easy to let your heart tell you what to do but it is not always the best way. Sometimes you need to be sensible about things no matter how hard it may be and go against what you really want to do or have.
Certainly with decisions regarding Zoƫ, it would be very easy to give into her all the time because she wants something or to do something and she is crying or having a tantrum. She has mastered the art of looking really sad which really tugs at the heart strings. However I think at her age it is imperative that I make a stand and make her do as I ask and not let her do anything she wants just because she is creating merryhell. So I tend not to listen to my heart but let the sensible voice in my head override the whispering voice from my heart.

8 comments:

Paula said...

Lovely photos of Zoe, you have written wise words, it is quite easy for our hearts to rule us. But as you say you need to be strong willed to be able to enforce boundries etc with Zoe.

knitkath said...

Oh what a face, would melt the hardest of hearts, but you are doing the right thing, and your reward will be a more beautiful child!

Mary B said...

What a lovely look I can understand the tug of your heart when you see a look like that but you are right in not giving in to it.

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Lovely photo that certainly pulls at the heart strings, and as you said, she knows it!!

Kay said...

Wonderful photo of DD I'm so glad you stick with your beliefs she will be a truely wonderful person for having the right kind of start in life and such fantastic guidance.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful photo and I know where you are coming from with the 'fun' of toddler tantrums :)

willowthewysp said...

What a gorgeous photo of Zoe!
Yes, you are so right that it is important to enforce the boundaries you have in place with her, even though sometimes she can make it tough for you not to give in!

malaryush said...

Wise words from a wise Mum! And you wouldn't feel that way if your heart wasn't full of love for that gorgeous little girl