Miles: More Messing in Keri's fantastic book.
No one is having more fun letting go of control than me. But as Miles destroyed a Jet Puft marshmallow (his idea, I suggested the Agave syrup-easy, right?) and schmeared it onto the page, (which had instructed him to apply something sticky and then cover it with a powdery substance, then blow off), I could see the magic working on him, too. As the brewer's yeast (his choice) was taking flight, I could see him letting go. Keri's books, and I don't mean to gush here, help our family open up wide.
They open up my ability to parent my children in the way that I want to. Not the way I am biologically/psychologically driven to. Her instructions read like daring commands. So simple and yet many of them trigger a place within me that is always crying out to break the rules.
As we put the entire book into the microwave to melt the marshmallow ("one to eat, and one to melt, mama?"), I totally felt myself fretting. Would the book binding melt? Yes, yes, you can have another marshmallow...Some of the pages were already coming out a little...are we going to mess up... WAIT A MINUTE!
Missing the point, wasn't I? So her plan is working.
Working it's magic on me, from the inside out.
Just like I like it.