Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pick your battles

Oh what a lesson this is to be learned. Pick your battles. I am the mother of babies/toddlers. I would have imagined I'd start picking my battles when these children became young adults but as the story usually goes, I was wrong. I have grown so much in the almost 3 years I've been a mother. Things I never thought I could learn or do, I now know and do. One of the main things I have come to learn when disciplining my children is to pick my battles. So the other day when I wanted to tell my son to STOP playing in the puddles at the park, I held my tongue. He is only 17 months once. And what harm will this do? After having a personal battle with myself, I just quietly took pictures of him and smiled at the joy on his face.
And that very next day, I was challenged again when Miss Petey begged to wear her Tinkerbell dress up to the mall. I again fought with myself and thought, "Will people think I am the wierdest mother ever?". I then decided that it didnt matter what others thought. She is only going to be 2 1/2 once. And someday I am going to miss the days when she would twirl around in her Tinkerbell dress to songs she made up on the spot.

So I am slowly learning to pick my battles. I am slowly learning to care about what my children think and how happy they are and not about what other people think. Because I know who matters most in this world and that is my family.

On that note, we celebrated Boss' Grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary over the weekend. What an amazing experience to be a part of. I am so grateful that they chose each other, had a daughter, and that their daughter had a son who is now my best friend. :) It is amazing to see how many lives have been touched all because two people fell in love.

And that's how Suze sees it.

1 comment:

Spencer and Jessica Drew said...

I'm glad you let him play in the puddles! I am totally going to have to let those things slide too, because it's FUN for them!!! ahaha, I can't wait til evalynn plays in puddles!