Jul 28, 2016

The Struggle Is Real..

Parenting is hard. I feel like I say that all the time.. but it's TRUE!

With this blog.. I promised to share the good, the bad, and the ugly.. and I intend on keeping that promise.

One struggle as a (step)parent that I can't seem to find a cure for is not taking everything so damn personal. Some might laugh in your face and think.. "How and why would you take what a 7 year old has to say personally?"

Umm.. I don't know, maybe because every child that age says exactly what is on their mind and can be painfully truthful! Haha.. it definitely takes some getting used to. But constantly feeling like what you're doing is not enough in this very moment and being told to wait until they can see the big picture when they're older.. just sucks. 5 years.. and it still hasn't gotten any easier.

For the parents out there that feel the same.. you (we) are enough. Whether your kids see it or not (right now).. we know you're doing everything you can to give them a great life and trying to prepare them for success in the future.

And.. giving them a great life and spoiling them doesn't mean giving them everything they want as soon as they ask for it, or buying them toys every time you hit the grocery store, giving them dessert every night after dinner.. It's teaching them right from wrong, it's teaching them how to obey and to be grateful for what they DO have.

Every time I feel like I am being the evil step-monster, I find comfort in knowing that when I am disciplining.. I am teaching them a lesson. I am building a foundation for them to be a decent human being that can go out in the world and have manners and respect.

And I know you are, too.

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