I’m running a bit behind this week, so I’m keeping this short and sweet. As the mother of two boys, I have a lot of thoughts on parenting. I’m constantly seeking to be a better parent. Some days are great, while others just show me that I have lots of opportunity for growth!
The other night, my five year old and I got into an emotional lock-down. I was irritated, he was irritated and we ended up yelling at each other in his room over pajamas. I wanted him to take his pj’s and leave my presence as I was D-O-N-E. He was very vocally protesting that “request”. I was yelling, “Out! To the living room!!” He was yelling, “NO–in my BEDROOM!” As this was quickly going nowhere good, my husband (still fully in control in his frontal cortex) quietly came over, picked the smaller tornado of anger up, and got him dressed. Crisis averted. We had some quality cuddle time and all was right with the world.
But parenting is hard. We’re human, and we’re dealing with little humans. So, there’s lots of trial and error.
This song by Sara Groves (one of my favorite Christian artists) encapsulates all that I hope to accomplish and instill in my children. I hope you enjoy! (I’m trying to link it. It’s not readily available from youtube.) And, go to Sara Groves‘ website to see what a beautiful, powerful and profound artist she is!!
Have a great weekend!!
Blessings and Peace,