It’s also the one in which I’ve had no professional training. Unless you count child birth breathing lessons.
I don’t, because seriously, my kids ignore my panting through clenched teeth when I find them decorating their bodies with 107 band-aids from the first aid kit.
Or like last weekend when I convinced myself to don a swimsuit in public and take the family for our first swim of the season. It was a blast. Until it was time leave.
I can still hear the shrill screams of my toddler who wasn’t ready to leave. I’m not ashamed to admit I walked very slowly behind my hubby pretending I didn’t know who they were, as he whisked her away to our car.
I saw other people actually pointing at my daughter’s wailing form. It really took the attention off my body stuffed into last year’s swimsuit.
Once we were in the privacy of our car, I looked at my hubby and said, “We need a parenting class.”
He waited for the punch line, but there wasn’t one.
Parenting is hard. It’s also the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.
But I’m always looking for ways to become a better Mom.
And that’s why I took the T-Mobile Mom to Mom quiz, that helps moms identify their parenting style.
I’m not really surprised that ended up with a STRICT label. I like order, obedience and I’m a rule follower, usually. But I’m also learning that when I ease up and relax, my best parenting moments happen.
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.