Friday, June 28, 2013


Mommy Blogger.  Really?  Do moms have time for that?  I don't.  Although I jumped on the wagon seven years ago, I haven't been a consistent blogger for years now.  But there is a new cause--something bigger than me.  Bigger than my family.  Bigger than the world wide web.  We need super moms!

I don't have all the answers.  No one does.  Each kid needs his own instruction manual.  But I know I struggle daily!  Today I sat on the trunk of my car with the car doors open in one-hundred-degree sunshine while my young son yelled at me because I was "getting back at him."  He was "getting back at me" by not getting out of the car to run into a cupcake shop to pick-up one brownie for someone I loved.  Literally a one-minute errand.

After sitting in the heat for twenty minutes, he finally consented to go inside with me, but only on the conditions he set.  These were conditions I could not agree to, so we sat for ten more minutes.  With hair damp about his face and red cheeks from throwing such a tantrum in the heat, he finally became calm enough to decide to go in with me.  One minute later we were on our way home.

Did I handle it right?  I don't know.  Would you have handled it differently?  Very possibly.  But that is my life with the world's most stubborn child.  Every day I am tested to my very limits. Some days I feel like I can pat myself on the back for the way I handled things.  Most days I find myself on my knees begging for forgiveness and a chance to try another day.

But somewhere in this daily battle of trying to handle my spirited children with love, rather than reacting in the moment like a beaker gone awry, I dig a little deeper, try a little harder, pray a little longer, and get up another day to do it all again.  That is what makes every mom super.

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