Isn't it interesting the emotional roller coaster we travel on as a mother?! One moment we feel we could conquer the world and the next moment we wonder if we can keep doing this. One moment we are just bubbling over and melting inside with how much we adore these little people and then the next we are ready to pull out our hair or crawl up and cry! Well these sayings made me cry yesterday from laughing so hard...
and my personal favorite :)
For me, many of the really tough parenting moments boil down to this:
- My kids (and I) are tired
- we're hungry
- we've been inside the house for too long
- sibling rivalry/fighting
- they need more love and attention
- I need some chocolate... and an ounce of personal time
- the house is an absolute mess
- and/or I'm trying to get something "done"
So in your hard times, ask yourself, "Do they [we] need more sleep? Do they need to eat? Do we need to get out of the house or find some friends? Can I drop my to-do list right now and pour out more love and attention? How can we carve out some time to get this house in better order :)? What do I need to thrive and not just survive? ...
You're not alone. Whether mothers admit it or not, none of us ever could have imagined how tough motherhood would be. We also could never have previously fathomed how beautiful it is ... you know those precious little moments when you are filled to the brim with immeasurable joy and love which keeps you going through all those challenging times! YOU CAN DO AMAZING THINGS as a MOTHER. You have the MOST IMPORTANT, IRREPLACEABLE, INFLUENTIAL job on the planet! It's going to be okay... we all have (I'm assuming I'm not the only one) hard days, but know that THERE is HOPE! There's always a new day with a fresh start.