Goes by fast when you’re not paying attention, especially as a parent. One day we are basking in the smell of the soft innocent hair on the crown of a babe… and then we blink!
Years have gone by. Your only pleasure is waiting for this adult to give you the slightest cue of appreciation that may never come. Only time will tell…
As a parent, I have struggled and still struggle just like you. Its not an easy job. But it is a job that we chose. Were we ready? Hell no! But we step up to the challenge. That’s the only parenting requirement…your time!
Raising a child is a conscious sacrifice. I promise the benefit of that sacrifice is nothing short of a miracle. But you got to put in the time.
Learn that your child’s body language can scream volumes. It takes time to listen with your mind. Understand how every word, action, and promise will make a difference in their world. You are molding them, whether you think you are or not, just know they are absorbing every negative and positive experience. Shaping them in to whatever they are allowed to create in their mind.
Keep telling them they have disappointed you and they will eventually take on the tragedy role with pleasure.
Continue showing them how loving you are when they smile and they will take on the comedy role with ease.
The choice is yours. Take some time and think about it.
I sit on the edge of the bed dipping my hand in to a jar of some sort of sweet butter creme and massage myself around the neck to ease the tension away. Taking care of myself is essential and that means ALL of me. (Cue the cheesy porn music) Just kidding! But there is some truth and sensibility in making sure you are mindful of your body. Segue
Stress is a killer
I wear many hats such as Student, Mother, Wife, Business Manager, Leader, and Artist to name a few. I wouldn’t have it any other way for the past 20+ years. I have an insatiable motivation to learn and have new experiences to broaden my understanding of everything. A lucid soul search that continues today. The only difference now is that I’m aware of the consequences of poor time management.
If your list of characteristics is anything like mine, it looks like this:
Pros: workaholic, insatiable knowledge hunter, meets a challenge with enthusiasm, die-hard optimist, selfless, confident, and humble.
Cons: workaholic, insatiable knowledge hunter, meets a challenge with enthusiasm, die-hard optimist, selfless, confident, and humble.
Notice anything? I stare dumbfounded at the computer screen, reading along with you. Life is too short to not live your best life.