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Thursday, July 15, 2010

"I love my kids but hate my life"

Catchy title huh? On the Today show that was the title of one of their segments. At first glance it broke my heart but as I continued to listen I began to understand and was thankful that they were bringing this topic up. If you think about it when you work you put in your 8-12 hours, accomplish your objectives, and go home. There is a starting and stopping point. Your coworkers and customers for the most part cooperate with the set goal. When you become a parent there is no 8 or 12 hour shift. There is no cooperating participants. There is no neat completion to the day.

One of my favorite sayings is it is all about perspective! If I choose to look at my choice to stay home as little tasks to get completed, or getting Pootie to cooperate 100% of the time then yes my choice sucks! However, if I choose to look at the big picture and focus on the things that Pootie does to make me smile then my day is so much smoother. How can you be miserable when a 2 year old wraps her chubby little arms around me and says hugs mommy hugs! Melts my heart every time!

Also, being confident in your parenting ability is a key factor. I am figuring out that if I care about how other parents raise their child or what they think of how I raise my child then I am going to go crazy. All I should be focused on is am I raising Pootie in a way that honors God and is she a happy child.

I do love my little Pootie and I do love my life but loving my life is a choice that I will make! I will focus on the good and fun and not the mundane. I will not focus on the fits or the battle for a bow in the hairs but I will focus on the hugs, giggles, and broken sentences!

What is your perspective?

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