One of the biggest things that both being a mom and my kids have taught me is amazing patience. However… Sometimes time-outs are just necessary. For mommy. Kids will be kids, they aren’t perfect, we aren’t perfect.
As a mom and wife I have learned, well I have learned a LOT lol, but the one thing that sticks out is moms NEED time outs, not the kids, mom does behind a closed door in silence. It doesn’t need to be long, 5 or 10 minutes – it makes SUCH a difference!
After a busy day at work, I honestly left on a high… our daughters birthday is tomorrow and hubby was bringing her gifts home. However… the kids didn’t want to be as agreeable during pick up, yes it happens, thankfully not just to me (or us) all kids go through it. Our kids, especially when they are tired, like to be extra silly, our boy was EXTRA tired tonight haha. Suffice to say, when we got home hubby had arrived home from school just before we arrived (and was unloading the dishwasher bless his heart 😉 ) I walked in the door and all I had to say was “I need 10 minutes”…
10 minutes makes SUCH a difference !
Am I a bad mom ? No. They are kids, and are 4 (tomorrow!!!) and 5. Testing their parents is their job – heck we did it to our parents, haha my mother in law, bless her heart and may she rest in peace, even warned me when we got engaged of how much of a class clown her son was…. hmmmmm I bet she is laughing as she watches down on us as our son, well he is very much like his daddy hehe 😉
A mama has to do what a mama has to do… I could have screamed, yelled, slammed things, stomped my feet, threw my things everywhere – heck ya that would have probably got some tension out – and then I would tense up twice as bad when my kids did the exact same thing 5 minutes later because mommy did it !
Sometimes thats all a mom needs, as a fulltime working mom to two busy kids, a hubby in school and working full time, a busy puppy, running a household – is just a little time to herself to actually hear herself think, to let her clear her mind. It truly is the little things that matter.
and… get back to focusing on the important things in life … like our little girls birthday tomorrow 😉
Yes I love my kids dearly, but a mama does need her time-out’s! 😉