Sunday, June 7, 2015
Today was one of those days...
You know the day where every ounce of attitude that your children have in their tiny little bodies comes out. And I mean, every little drop that they can muster up. That is the day we had around here today.
Lots of back talking. Lots of whining. Lots of crying. Lots of pouting. Lots of hitting and screaming. Lots of repeating myself. Just lots of lots.
It's days like this that make me question my sanity. I question if I have what it takes to parent these children instead of just taking the easy way out. To actually stick to my threats when I make them, even though I know it is going to come with a knock down drag out fight.
But I choose to fight. Not literally. But fight the urge to give in. I can remember before I ever had children I would say, "I will NOT let my children get away with that". Or, "I will NOT have that child that back talks and throws fits". What in the world did I ever know about being a parent that would make me say that???
But we do the best we can (in the middle of typing this sentence, we just had another melt down). Where was I? Oh yeah... we do the best we can any given day.
Tomorrow is a new day. With new attitudes. And knew perspective. And we will keep trucking along because we don't know any other way. And I will love on the babies of mine.
Despite the "lots of's" we had today...