This group is my pose.
They are the reason I do what I do.
These kiddos are crazy, loud, obnoxious, argumentative, messy, emotional, exhausting, and temperamental.
But they are also . . . loving, flexible, incredibly forgiving of my flaws, of which I have many, and they know how to make me feel better when I’m having a hard day.
I’m trying to be real here.
They’re just kids!
And that’s what kids do, right?!
But if I can set the physically, emotionally, and spiritually draining traits aside, which isn’t easy, I start to see the positive.
This can take some serious practice!
I am for sure not very good at it!
I do know though that when I can have the ability to look past the insanity that is my children, I can see them for what I should see them for.
Amazing little people with their own unique mission to fulfill here on this earth. Once I can see that everything changes!
These little people that can make me want to pull my hair out, start to shine in a whole new light.
So if looking past the craziness of parenthood is not your strong suit, take this challenge with me this week.
Like rose-colored glasses, these glasses are going to help us see past the negative nuttiness and see that special light they have inside of them.
That potential that you are going to help them cultivate.
I’m not asking you to not discipline when needed.
Like if you’re child is running down the hallway with a pair of scissors yelling she’s going to give her American Girl Doll a hair cut, that might be a good time to take off those special glasses, gently remove the sharp object from your child’s hand and have them clean up any hair that may or may not have been cut from the doll’s hair and then put the glasses back on.
Maybe you have a world-renowned hairstylist on your hands.
Now I will admit that my initial reaction would be “WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU THINKING??!!! YOU COULD HAVE FELL ON THE SCISSORS AND DIED! AND DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THAT DOLL COST??”
I’m sure I’ve actually said something along those lines before.
But this week I’m going to try something different.
We all will have those moments.
Allow yourself some grace and try again.
But I can guarantee that your children will take on a whole new light as you apply this and will give your children new opportunities for growth.
And not only will your kids grow, but you will find yourself growing and stretching as well.
I would LOVE to hear how this week goes.
I want to hear your struggles and successes.
Don’t be shy!
Good luck! 🙂