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23 Things You’ll Never Regret When Your Kids Are Older

They won't be little forever.

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1. Joining your kids during their cute conversations.

Cherish those little moments with them. Getting inside their world makes your world so much less important.
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Cherish those little moments with them. Getting inside their world makes your world so much less important.

2. Letting an accident just be an accident.

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Accidents happens, so before you react, take the time to remind yourself that it was only an accident.

3. Taking pictures with them, not just of them.

Let them remember how much fun you had with them, not just watching them.
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Let them remember how much fun you had with them, not just watching them.

4. Showing your support for everything they want to try.

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Your kids look to you for approval. Even if it isn't something they're necessarily great at, you should always let them know you believe in them.

5. Letting your kid make a mess every once in a while.

Messes can can always be cleaned up. Let your kids enjoy just being a kid.
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Messes can can always be cleaned up. Let your kids enjoy just being a kid.

6. Squeezing your kid an extra five seconds after every hug.

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One day they won't fit in your arms as easily.

7. Leaving surprise notes for them.

Make your kids feel extra special through your words.
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Make your kids feel extra special through your words.

8. Keeping your promises to them.

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We're talking about those special pinky promises, like promising to have a tea party with your daughter or promising to watch your son ride his bike. Sometimes unavoidable things come up, of course, but remember that even the littlest things seem big in their eyes.

9. Tickling their toes often.

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Basically, we're talking about cherishing all those "baby" moments. Their little toes, their little fingers and their little nose. Soak it all in every chance you can.

10. Not being distracted by your phone when you're with your kids.

We understand in today's world it is nearly impossible to go anywhere without your phone, but if you aren't waiting for an urgent call or if you are just hanging out with the kids at home, remember your phone isn't nearly as important as they are.
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We understand in today's world it is nearly impossible to go anywhere without your phone, but if you aren't waiting for an urgent call or if you are just hanging out with the kids at home, remember your phone isn't nearly as important as they are.

11. Letting your kids sleep in bed with you from time to time.

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Sure, it can get crowded and you might not get the best sleep, but you’ll definitely get the most loved sleep. (And why not let the family pet join, too?)

12. Having dinner with them.

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It's a time to actually talk to them about their day.

13. Setting work aside (when you can) to spend time with your kid.

There are times when you won’t be able to get around working, but if you can, you should do it.
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There are times when you won’t be able to get around working, but if you can, you should do it.

14. Encouraging them to try something new.

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Kids learn and grow by trying new things, so help them do so.

15. Measuring how much they grow each year.

If you can't do this on a wall, try in the closet or get a piece of board to mark on. It's a cute memory to look back on, and fun for the kids.
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If you can't do this on a wall, try in the closet or get a piece of board to mark on. It's a cute memory to look back on, and fun for the kids.

16. Letting them plan the entire day a few times.

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You might be surprised at how fun the day actually turns out.

17. Staying up to date on their baby book.

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Memories fade, so keep them alive.

18. Starting a tradition with them.

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This will be something they will always share with only you.

19. Letting your kid stay up a little too late to watch movies with you once in a while.

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Try to take in all the movie snuggles before their friends are more important than you.

20. Doing something spontaneous with them.

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They'll cherish that day forever.

21. Writing down the funny things they say.

They will make you laugh when you're feeling down.
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They will make you laugh when you're feeling down.

22. Letting them have that extra scoop of ice cream on occasion.

Shared ice cream is the best ice cream.
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Shared ice cream is the best ice cream.

23. Telling them, "I love you" all the time.

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And always, always give them plenty of kisses.

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