4-H: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. This is on my mind today as I took over as co-leader for the local club and we have a big fundraiser tomorrow. I was very active in 4-H as a child and my children have been members now for a few years. Every summer there is also a week long camp that was the highlight on my year. My kids have loved it too. Last summer, my daughter was diagnosed just a few weeks before camp so it was very stressful (I think I wrote a post about it). So this year I am attending as a counselor. When I was a teenager I thought for sure this was something I would do every year as an adult, now that the time is getting closer I am worried. I love kids but sometimes they overwhelm me. I think as I have gotten older and my kids have grown I have lost some of my patience. I am usually better around other people kids and I know my kids plan to act like they don’t know me so hopefully it will be alright.
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I’m not patient with children either, so I’m not sure how I’ll act around my kids. I find I’m more nervous if anything around kids. The age gap makes it hard to talk to them, and of course I’m not nearly as active as I used to be. My interests have changed as well.
Anyways, it’s a good thing you’re comfortable around kids. ^^ Haha, I do remember going through a short phase in my tweens when I was embarrassed to be seen with my parents. Oh how do I think when i was younger? Lol..