Be reasonable with your choices. If you can't see yourself wanting to do it tomorrow, don't plan for it.
"She's going to be okay, don't worry your gramma is alright." I believed it because anything else was unacceptable.
"With two very hyperactive littles I can't risk opening a plain worksheet for fear they will..."
I didn't want to simply sit down and do it for her, or have her copy how I drew something, I wanted her to find her own path and expand on it!
I am sure there are several people out there that could tell you their versions of parenting hindsight 20/20. Well, this is mine. As a busy stay-at-home-mom to three young girls, I am forever looking at my past if only to learn from it. This could be a very long article, however I will keep it simple with my top five biggest lessons, learned the hard way of course.