January 05, 2007

MamaLaw#8 - Don't worry, You'll figure it out

Now those that actually know me might think that it's funny for me to be saying this since before I was a mommy, I was a Type A personality...But I've learned quick and in a hurry that life with kids is unpredictable and the only way to stay sane is to adapt and roll with the punches. [This MamaLaw works in an array of other areas besides children by the way: think marriage!] No matter how much you'd like them to be, the little ones are not concerned about your airtight plans for a day of important errands or what outfit you had planned for them to wear to church. Illness, naptime, potty-ing, a rogue marker, hunger, hyperactivity or general crankiness will inevitably get in the way. As long as you take a deep breath, smile and keep the big picture in mind, everything will work out just fine. And what is the big picture? Raising a healthy, happy and well-adjusted kid and sharing special moments with them. All of the small details really don't matter in the end.

[And I promise I'm not just saying this because Oldest decided on Tuesday that the only things that she would like to eat for dinner every night are "oranges" (aka clementines)]

Have a flexible weekend! I know I will :)


Jill said...

Flexibility with kids is a way of being!! Don't have some of my own, but as a substitute teacher, I pratice it every day at work!

Justice Fergie said...

hi jill!

a substitute teacher? you definitely understand what I'm talking about!

Justice Ny said...

As you said J. Fergie..this should apply to everything in life. I guess the trick is reminding yourself to be flexible.

As I sit her at 1:45...I think of the grand plans I had for my day and the many things that I was going to get done. DD is teething again so sleep was disturbed last ngiht and the crakiness and clinginess is setting in. So, I had to put her down for a nap only 2 hours after she got up for the day. Anyway, it'll turn out that I will finally (and hopefully) get to leave the house at about 2:30 and hopefully, she'll let me get at least half of the things done before she once again becomes cranky and needs to return home.

I'm taking it all with a smile and I'm just going to have to work it out some other way for myself:)

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