Ah yes, here we are a
lovely rainy, cold day out on our boat. The sound of children playing in the background as I read a good book on my nook. We are warm and cozy indoors just the six of us.
Oops wait…what this picture is not telling you is that my children yelling at each other as they ‘mess up’ someone else’s toy master piece reaches decibels I’m pretty sure my ears were never meant to hear. It also does not tell the ‘countless’ times I repeated ‘kind words’, ‘soft voices’ , ‘get along or else…’!
The reality parenting is hard work. Although, the reward of my work is so much more than I deserve: the countless kisses, big hugs, and tons of snuggles I receive. The blessing of having these four little monkeys to raise is truly a gift but each seed that is planted needs constant watering in order to flourish. Which means I must repeat myself ‘countless’ times and ‘get over ‘ my ‘perfect vision’ of what I think ‘it’ should look like. The reality is my kids are little sinners just like myself. Therefore, it is completely unreasonable of me to think they would be ‘perfect’. Our world throws ‘perfection’ in a mothers face. The world is ‘full’ of social media “fakeness”. We never truly ‘see’ the full picture that is until someone lets us in on the ‘real’ deal.
So when my children reach near inaudible tones may I remember that it is season and the ‘coaching’ I’m doing will someday pay off. I just might need a hearing aid in order to enjoy the ‘fruits’ of my labor in the future or at least invest in some good ear plugs until then.
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