There is cheese smushed on my kitchen floor.
Do you know why there is cheese smushed on my kitchen floor?
Because I let my kids eat shredded cheese on the kitchen floor…no plates, no silverware…just straight out of the bag.
Sometimes parenting is just that way.
And sometimes you just need to roll with it so you don’t have a freak out.
Which I almost had today.
But I didn’t.
I keep reminding myself that parenting was never intended to be easy…
or always fun…
or always clean.
Parenting is hard.
Intentional parenting is really hard.
But I want intentional.
I want to do the hard things so that I can one day look back and say, “I didn’t do it perfectly, but I chose to push through. I chose to give myself to the hard work of raising children.”
That’s where it gets hard, doesn’t it? When we choose to serve our children through the mess and the mundane. [Read more...]