Today was a rough day filled with whining and crying. Today was filled with patients, love and some times anger. My child was testing the waters today to see what she can get away with. Children know what they are allowed can and can not do. There are times where they like to test you. They will do things they know they aren’t allowed to do and somehow manage to make you feel like a bad parent with there alligator tears.
Today I felt like a bad parent saying no for most of the morning, having conversations about good choices and time outs. I always feel guilty when my kiddo is crying in a time out, however; I don’t want her to think she can get away with anything.
I was scrolling on pinterest (I have a mild obsession when it comes to pinterest) I found the perfect quote.
When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, its our job to share our calm, not join their chaos -L.R. Knost
This quote was exactly what I needed to read in the middle of our big emotion morning. We were both upset, and angry at each other this morning. We sat on the couch 10 times this morning and had conversations about listening. At the time it felt pointless having the same conversation over and over but somehow my words came through and she finally listened to me.
Once the morning was over our day got better. We had our listening ears, kind hands and semi inside voices back. Some days start out rocky, where we should go back to bed and try to start over. If we were to determined how our day will go based off one bad hour everyone’s day would be rough. Take the rough time and turn it into something wonderful.