Yesterday I read a blog entry which was a letter from a mom to other moms. I liked it so much that I decided to do an encouraging tribute to mothers and to all parents in general.
If you don’t already know, this blog that I have entitled “My Crazy Life,” was not only a place for me to vent about all the hustle and bustle that is my life, but to also let others know, especially parents that “you are not alone.” It is always nice to know, that other s are going through the same daily “stuff” that you’re going through, and they’re making it. That means you can too.
There are times when I feel so overwhelmed that I don’t know if I can continue at the pace I’m going. You know what I’ve learned to do in those situations? Slow the heck down. Maybe the house is not spotless; maybe the kids are eating noodles and hotdogs tonight. It’s okay. Our kids just need us. They need and yearn for our attention and our love. It’s imperative that we slow down so that we can give them the love and attention they need. Believe me, noodles and hotdogs will taste like a full course meal if you’re sitting there with them asking them how school was.
There are times when I want to get away because the noise level in my house has reached an all time high. Guess what I do, I get away. How you ask? “I’m going to the bathroom.” That’s my line. I go to the bathroom and sit on the toilet and say a prayer for peace, and get me some peace. Go get you’re five minutes of peace. I know that if your kids are like mine, they’ll have the nerve to want to follow you. I have a line for that too. “Mommy has to boo boo, it stinks in here.” That will get you a couple of extra minutes.
Being a parent I know is not always what it’s cracked up to be. It’s hard work, but let me tell you, it’s worth it. Just wait until they fall asleep, and watch them. You’re mind and heart will be renewed by the love you can now remember you have for them, and it will get you charged up to do it all over again tomorrow.
Just remember, you’re not alone, you can do it and you will be the best parent in the world in your child’s eyes. I would like to end this by saying, “hang in there, it gets easier, as they get older,” but this blog is to encourage you, not to lie to you. So I will end with this, “hang in there, you are not alone and you can do it!”