Want to help yourself AND your kids feel less anxious? Stop saying “oh no”.
Where do these two words get us anyway? When mom-hood doesn’t go the way we’ve planned for it to go, we have a choice. We can either go on being surprised by the chaos or we can learn to expect it.
My three year old child just cut her own hair. Today. The day before we are set to take our family Christmas photos. An ideal day for her to give herself bangs? No. But the end of the world? No again.
Did I yell at my daughter or want her to feel miserable about cutting her hair in fear she might do it again? No. Thankfully there were no tears (for her or for me :O). Did we talk about it? Sure. Do I hope she’s learned from the experience such that it doesn’t happen again (and have we cut enough paper snowflakes with safety scissors for the week?!?) You bet ‘ja.
We are not perfect. Our kids are not perfect. NO ONE IS PERFECT.
When motherhood offers up the unexpected there is really only one thing left to do.
When we tune in and trust, everything is possible. I hope you walk with me and other moms here because mom-hood is BETTER when we’re holding hands. Let’s connect on twitter, facebook and pinterest as well, because the manual is ours to write but we don’t have to write it alone!