I remember one time when my youngest was potty training, but still in diapers. He had . . um . . gone #2 once that day. And he was a pretty consistent once a day kid with that. So I thought we were in the clear. We were going to a football game not far from home and I didn’t want to take a big diaper bag. So, we just went in.
Of course, he did it again. I had nothing. A super nice and more prepared mother saw the situation and gave me a diaper. And I felt like a failure. We’ve all had those moments. An overall pretty miniscule moment in life that we let ruin our self-confidence; even if for just a few hours.
After being at this parenting thing for a while now I have learned a little something about myself (truly about all parents, and all people, and just life overall). That is that you will never be fully prepared. And that’s ok. This is life. You just try your best. Sometimes you make wrong decisions. Sometimes you make mistakes. But you keep going and you keep trying. And you keep forgiving yourself for being human.
Looking forward to the week ahead, this household is somewhat prepared. Ok, we are probably more than “somewhat” prepared. I did realize that I have more things for lunches that the girls like than what my boys like. Seriously though, my boys are life’s payback for my pickiness with food as a child (and maybe as an adult, I’ll be honest here)! It is very easy to get food that they don’t like!! But you know what? They’ll eat. I realized I double booked family members of this house on two different days this upcoming week. So I sent a couple emails tonight to reschedule some things. Oops! But you know what? The things will reschedule and life will go on.
Tonight I am thankful for learning to forgive my imperfections as a parent. I judge myself harder when it comes to my babies. So learning to forgive this area was a bit harder.
While writing this tonight, I’ll also throw in that I am SO thankful that for many years now, the kids use the bathroom themselves! I know it’s been a long time for this household and diapers. But reliving that for a minute at the beginning of this blog, just brings back that thankfulness too!!!! 🙂
P.S. I just renamed this blog from “Prepared” to the current title to go with the pic below 😉 😉