Here’s the sad news. I think most of us have a hard time giving our best efforts all the time. I guess I’d be happy if he gave like 90% most of the time.
Not sure how to do that.
I doubt I’ll not be yelling, or still planning my life to every inch’ish.
So, what I try to remind myself is that these kids came to me for a reason. There is something specific I can do for these 3 that other kids don’t need as much of. Which, means I am likely to be doing some things right…
Here’s a few of those things, possibly…
1. Involved. You can’t say I’m not involved in their lives. I help in the classrooms, I work in primary, I am always around. I try not to helicopter. I think I am slowly getting better at that.
2. They’re hard workers. I’m always impressed, when we are at a service project, how my kids work. They do a great job. At home, maybe not so much — but they know how to get stuff done.
3. They have an appreciation for a lot of things. I try to delve into a lot of issues, social, humanities, humanitarian. I talk a fair amount about the people I meet at work and the situations they get into. Even though we, personally, don’t live in those situations I think they have an understanding of how choices get you places. I’m rambling….
4. They know how to make a plan. I think my kids, by watching me, really know how to plan something out — if they get the notion to do it.
But, who would want to?
I will say that I had a REALLY gross room growing up. It was my thing. I didn’t do drugs or get pregnant, I just had a messy room, which in the grand scheme of things isn’t so bad….
So, what do you do great as a parent? I challenge you to name 5 things on your blog.
And be sure to stay tuned for our big SCU Liberation day celebration tomorrow on Pulling Curls! 🙂