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Hang on tight…It’s a bumpy ride

Sometimes there’s just not enough hours in the day. Wouldn’t you agree? And then somedays, it’s just not going by fast enough. The time stands still when your in the middle of all the tasks that you have to complete in a day. When you have little ones they are constantly at your feet whether it’s for something that they already asked you for about 50 times already and you repeatedly have said no to them, or maybe it’s that they need a drink because they are dying of thirst. Oh…. and what about the 100 snacks they need in a day because they are starving to death. Really? They have no idea what starving really is! What about those bathroom moments when they are banging at the door?
Meanwhile you have taken on a huge role of not only a Mom but a nurse (maybe I should someone who panics when the kids get hurt), personal chef (because everyone thinks it’s a restaurant and they get to choose) , housekeeper, taxi driver, referee (how many battles do you break up in a day)? , teacher, CEO of the Household, personal shopper (because everyone has a list), guidance counselor (because everyone needs one), this list could go on and on! When did we sign up for this multi level position? Man if we got paid to have the title of parent….!
But this has got to be the BIGGEST job that anyone could have for sure. Almost as if it’s a volunteer position right? But what we don’t realize is that God actually hired us for the most rewarding job out there. He gave us these children to raise and teach them right from wrong. He wants us to be the BEST example to them as possible until they are able to make their own decisions. We never go for an actual interview but we will have to answer to Him just like our boss. Don’t you remember when you prayed to have a child….. well that was your interview so congratulations you got the job!
The challenges of everyday life and trying to just keep the house in line most days can be a daunting task. Most days I know for me I have to take a "mommy time out" because if I don’t get a second to breathe throughout the day I may just explode. I wouldn’t be honest if I told you that just because I have a big family that I don’t get frazzled because I do. Sometimes I am waiting for my husband to walk through the door and hand over my shift.
Lots of people think that I am supermom and I will just simply say " I am just a mom". I don’t want to take on the role of "super Mom" just yet. HAHA. That’s like saying that I am a supervisor of my so called position. So when I tell you I am just a Mom. I mean it. I am just like anyone trying to do the best that I can. I have days where my kids look at me with such faces that I haven’t been "such a good girl" today.
Our children learn what they live. It’s not all about the "things" that you can buy or how much you can do or how many times you make it to Disney. It’s about the love, nurturing, time well spent with them and just a listening ear for when they need you the most. Or even there to put a bandaid on their not bleeding booboo! (how many bandaids do you go through in a year)?
These times will go by fast when they are little and you still have somewhat control. It’s when they become young adults is when it can be challenging. You watch them grow and have tried your best to protect them from things of the world. You talk with them and reassure them to make good decisions but you can only pray for the best. That’s when you turn to your boss again (God) and ask him for a bonus, an incentive to get you through these years ahead. You pray and hope for the best.
No one ever told anyone to be your child’s best friend. That’s something you can save for later.
Life is made up of a bunch of "things" that are not necessary. You can’t buy love like that. So focus on today and don’t worry about tomorrow. It will all be good and remember to strap on your seatbelt because it is going to be one bumpy ride.

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