Are you on medication or is that how normal moms act?

My kids and I attended a Princess/ Knight themed birthday party yesterday. This mom held it at her home and removed her living room furniture and transformed the room into a pink Disney Castle complete with floor to ceiling wall hangings and a midnight balloon drop. It was magically and this mom handled it with such ease. Not like I handle parties, she actually seemed to enjoy the day. This mom has four kids all under five years old. Her children are average behavior and I see where I would be a much more stressed mom if I were in her shoes, heck I have two less kids and I am a much more stressed out mom. I think this mom handles her life so well, I strive to handle my life with such ease as she does. Her house is a wreck just like mine is, her children’s clothes often do not match much like my children’s daily attire and she actually gives all four of them their very own ice cream cone and they make a huge sticky mess with them, I draw the line there…. But they are always smiling. She seems to have this motherhood gig down. I sometime wonder if her secret is medication, not that medication is a right or wrong choice but she is so laid back it makes me wonder at times.  Yeah wonder who her docotor is and how fast I can get an appointment. 

On another note I have decided to try a new behavior tactic with the boy. I think the reason he is being picked on by other children is because he can not handle any conflict situations that come up. For example if he and another child are playing and he takes the other child’s toy (or vice versa) I have always immediately stepped in and “helped” him handle it. I am going to step back and let the children work out the problem themselves from now on. I will keep a close eye that no one gets violent but I am going to try not to interfere. This is a huge challenge for me. I do not want him to make the wrong choice or to get hurt himself. But he needs to be able to handle situations, I will not be three feet from him all his life and I do not want to raise a Trevor. I have a sweet loving boy and I want him to be a well rounded man and babying him is not helping reach that goal. I just love him so much……         

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