Even when we want so badly for our children to "fall in line" or for them to "cut us a break". The truth is, when we arrive at the point when we need this break so desperately. So cellular-ly... it ain't gonna happen. BAM! It's just not going to be the way you dreamed when you woke up this morning. Go ahead, forget it. Let. It. Go.
Deal with it.
You can do it. Yes, you can. Stop. Just be still. Take two minutes to wallow. Just wallow the hell out of needing a bit of "me time". And then let it the hell go. You've got this.
Because eventually you will get that "me time", but today isn't going to be the day. It's ok.
Chalk it up. Ride the wave. Stare down the deer. And let them dress themselves. Accept their childhood. Remember that it can't just be what YOU want. It just can't. Because that is not fair. After all, they live their lives. They are who they are.They have to have SOME say in their day.
It's the only way that life is actually fair. And while, of course, life is really not that fair. Why can it not be fair in their home? Why shouldn't it be fair in their home?
Instead, they dressed themselves.
Instead, they called the shots.
Instead, they needed a schedule break.
And while it went against everything we adults had planned, it was ok. It had to be ok. It had to be OK because Daddy and I are not the only voices to consider here. No matter our plans, sometimes our plans are not the right plans.
Sometimes, wait for it.........their plans are better.
I mean, they really did have better plans than we did.
Just see for yourself.