We are fast approaching Kyra'a First Holy Communion this week. This quote 'There's nothing you can do that will make me love you less' is a direct quote from her retreat we took together a few weeks ago. I think it's great. Yes, he's talking about God...but, I also think Parents too!!
I know I write about all the crazy stuff my kids do and all their crazy attitudes...but it doesn't mean I'm going to stop loving them. Be disappointed, get annoyed, need a break from...Yes. But stop loving them?? Absolutely NOT!!
I think I sometimes lose sight of this fact, as a parent. If I am tired, frazzled, cranky, stressed, etc...sometimes they don't get the best of ME.
And so, I'm gonna breath a lot more...you know, like those cleansing breaths you take in yoga?? Supposedly they help... And take a moment before responding to them and/or reprimanding them.
What do you do when your kids get the best of you?? Would love to hear it...
Do you have any tried and true ways to respond to them?? I think I'm going to try the 'whisper method' in order to bring back their hearing...lol
Now, I will leave you with some endearing things Kyra does that will irk me to no end, but will never make me stop loving her. And, hey, one day I might even laugh about it all..
-she would rather sit with her friend instead of her mom during this religious retreat in which we are supposed to be 'bonding' .. yup, I was 2 rows back and every other kid was practically sitting on their mothers lap
-whines, whimpers, cries, complains, etc about EVERYTHING!!
-stomps her feet at me and stomps up the stairs after she's been 'yelled' at
-watches Franny for me...wink wink, she's really in one room and Franny is in the other room tearing it apart but she WAS watching her...lol
-takes her clothes off and just drops them wherever she is
-'cleans' her room but you open the closet and it looks like a bomb exploded
-Spills every single drink you give her... even if you only put in 1 swallow (seriously...watch out for spills when she's around)
-Tattles on EVERYONE!!! even Me...
- Leaves markers lying around the playroom floor... and than Franny gets a hold of them and has recently started coloring her feet, pants, hands (thank goodness she was wearing pants and not shorts today..)
Ah, but we LOVE her!! And may God Bless her this weekend:)