Tuesday, March 23, 2010
It's Not All Bad
Sometimes it's hard to think of the positive when we're in the middle of a tornado full of chaos. Believe me, I know.
But, I think we can all agree there are small moments during the day where we see some sun peeking through the storm clouds. A happy cuddle. A kind gesture towards a sibling. Saying please and thank you without being told. Apologizing when he's done something wrong.
And these moments feel so much bigger and better than they would a typical child. These are moments we hang on to when things are hard. Moments we treasure and try to remember when it's been a particularly bad day. At least I do.
When I feel discouraged, depressed, frustrated, hopeless and helpless, I try to remember the fun and tender moments we do have (and there are a lot of them) on a daily basis.
Some of the best parts of Taz are:
- he has a great sense of humor and makes everyone around him laugh.
- he's charming.
- he is affectionate.
- he is complimentary. (He always tells me I look beautiful if I put make-up on or wear a skirt)
- he's cute.
- he is creative.
- he is lovable.
Everybody says that raising kids is hard but worth it. Sometimes I wonder if that's true. Will it be worth it in the end? Is it true that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger?
What do you think?