Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

 Looking back over the posts that I've made so far I realized that I paint a very happy- go- lucky picture of this family. We are happy, don't get me wrong. However, there are many incidents that I do NOT cover on the blog that are not so wonderful. Some are bad and some are downright ugly.

 Last night was an ugly. We had a group of friends over for our monthly prayer group. A bunch of the kids were playing in the basement. I went down there to discover kids beating the heck out of each other in a lightsaber fight, including my kids with Matthew looking like the ringleader. The worst part....another parent witnessing the entire thing. I was embarrassed.

 Since I couldn't get the incident out of my head for the rest of the night and most of today I ended up dissecting my parenting skills (or lack there of) all day long.  Basically I tortured myself on all the things I do wrong instead of remembering the things I do right.  I feel like I am on top of my kids and their behavior all the time. And they STILL AREN'T COMPLETE ANGELS who never talk back or say "ok Mom" to everything that comes out of my mouth.

 But alas, kids will be kids, boys will be boys, lightsaber fights will go on. And I will keep trying my best to keep them in line. But it can get ugly around here. Just so you know.


  1. I just KNEW I should have called you yesterday!! Everybody has ugly days...even weeks. You are NOT alone in feeling this way, ARE a great Mom!

    love you,

  2. I still think you make it look easy and do a great job!