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.