Breathe Momma! Just breathe!
The roller coaster of these days is enough to truly give a Mom whiplash! I’m up, up, up! I’m down, down, down! It’s go, go, go. It’s run, run, run!
One minute I am flying high because of a win one of my kids had or a wonderful feeling of accomplishment at work. The next I am sinking in the quicksand of these schedules, mom mode and being the law in this house. Two teenagers, hormones, emotions, my own daily challenges and their independence.
Today, I needed a reminder and a pretty picture. Breathe. This too shall pass. Off I go to Pinterest to pick myself back up, read something positive and change my attitude!
I have one kid in high school and one in middle school. I am going to go out on a limb here and say, we haven’t even hit the surface of the hard stuff yet!
But right now, my middle is giving me a run for my money. Whew! And my husband reminds me all the time, “He is all you”. OMG. Like I need to hear that. I know! I know! He is all me! Zero to 60 and a hot head to boot!
On this Wednesday, I am giving myself a break. There is no rule book for all of this and I can honestly say I am trying to do the best I can. I keep reminding myself that consistency, structure and love will get us through this. Being consistent is the hardest thing. That means I have to not let the other things that happen to me in a day impact how I react to him. I am having to be tough. I am showing him some tough love and trying to get him back on track. I realize as I write that, that my standards are high and being on track means walking my line. LOL.
But all joking aside, all I want is for him to try his hardest and be all that he can be.
And I am going to love him through it. I am his Momma! And I love him more than anything on this planet.
So Momma’s here is our mantra, breathe, just breathe!