Do not be afraid of fits.
Do not be afraid of messes.
Do not be afraid of hard work.
I am a Mother...
There will be fits. There will be messes. There will be hard work.
I once read somewhere, "If your kids never throw fits, you're not saying no enough!"
I believe the fit is fine. It's what follows the fit that's important. My response. The child's response.
I believe a mess is fine - Are they learning? Are they being creative? Are they helping clean up?
I believe hard work is to be expected - and nothing less - from all involved.
I will do my best - each day - to remain confident, consistent and calm in my heart - in the midst of fits, messes and hard work. Although, some moments I really am afraid! :) In those moments, I bring my focus back to the mission - calm, Myah, calm. Our Children's Pastor once shared, "Calm is power!" Calm is my continual goal.
I have so little time.
I am a Mother on a Mission - hear me roar!