I gave you grace and I can snatch it right back…wait…

It was one of those days…

You know the kind? Mostly it is good. Many lovely things happened. Why can’t I focus on that?

Nope. Instead I play in my head over and over again these two parenting moments that will probably be funny someday. I was really great about giving grace the day before when one sweet child made a really silly decision. We talked it through. I made my point. They understood. Today? They are going to not accept an answer given while riding on the coattails of grace extended? I might have told them that should they continue to to speak I would snatch all that grace right back and they could be grounded for forever. That might have come out of my mouth…or something like that.

Then there were more good parts…plenty of them…like I was gone and came home to them raking the yard all together…and they had taken their laundry downstairs too! But then an attitude happened. And someone wasn’t hearing me. I think I am pretty flexible and fair. I do insist that we will be respectful and kind. We will use our strategies and not weather our storms all over one another. I’m gonna love em right on through this one too. All will be well.

I’m going to try to not undo any awesome parenting moments today.

I think that’s a solid goal.

For the love.

About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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