Mayday Monday – Parental Judgement
Mayday, Mayday It’s Monday…again. And…after the long week off for Thanksgiving. Talk about having a hard time getting the kids awake or at least the Teak Man who didn’t want to go to sleep last night so of course I had to pick up all limp 50 pounds of him out of bed and drop him on the couch just to wake him and get him going. I am shocked that we made it to school on time…wet hair and all. I was actually thankful that we lived Texas where it is only 70 degrees at the end of November!! Geez, this weather.
So what is new? I am just moaning on Monday again. The Monday moans. what is it about Monday? Don’t get me wrong, I am so very thankful for all the glorious days that God gives me and us |all my beloved ones,| however, it is sometimes just so hard to start the week again after having the hubs home helping with the parenting and sleeping in, well kind of, depends on your definition of sleeping in. I did stay in the bed until just about 8am on Sunday. This only resulted in us not making it to church on time at all. And for me church isn’t just a time to fellowship and praise God, but also to give me time to reflect, be with my husband and not have 2 small humans hanging on me.
Before one becomes a parent, you have all these ideas of how you are going to parent…you are not going to be like this person and you won’t do something like that person. Then it all comes crashing down when your own little beings start doing the things you never imagined they would do because they were part of you and not someone else. What is it about judging parents before we are parents ourselves? And then the judgment continues if you do not parent the same way as other parents. Can we all just stop the parental judgement?! How can we really truly teach our children to not judge others when we are doing the same thing on a daily basis. I am completely guilty of it myself. This is something that I want to work on in the new year. Let’s only support one another. We are just doing the best that we can do raising mini hellions of ourselves. Let’s be rubies and speak with wisdom to each other and our children.
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies…She speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31