October 25, 2014Tough Enough…..Am I????? This title made me laugh a little….. yesterday our school had their annual tough enough event it is always so fun for the kids…. the upper school students have a carnival of sorts for the kids face painting, cake walk ect then all the families walk to the field for grade level races across or around the field depending on their grade. the afternoon started off great with a little face painting haha found this on my phone Janie’s selfie to see what her unicorn looks like:) friends! bean bag throw more friends JK’s lined up for their race Janie is on the very end I love how she is looking at me:) look at Madeline go! I am so proud of my girls this is an intimidating thing for them to do they are both very excited going into it but then both start getting anxious lots of people having to “perform” things that many kids just do without a thought but not these two wish I had gotten a pic with eyes open….geez mom check your pics could have been that another little peep was starting down that slippery melt down slope???? this one perhaps???? …refused picture taking… this is where the title Tough Enough…Am I??? …makes me laugh a bit now not last night let me add! keepin it real just sayin We were supposed to stay for the kids to sing the national anthem with their classes before the game well…… one little peep named Madeline was too stressed about it ( insert whining, impatience ect) sooooooo we made the call to head on out to eat not a good choice according to peep number 2 a fit of large proportions ensued… a stand off of sorts (all in front of the school) until her Daddy picked her up yelling and screaming and put her in his truck…. enough said needless to say…. we did not go out to eat as planned! All kidding aside this was a normal evening for us these days lots of impromptu last minute changes due to the emotional needs these girls of mine experience My question Am I???… able to stay calm parent correctly love deeply hold tightly understand wisely decide quickly be the mom God wants me to be ??????? all these thoughts plague me daily as we struggle through the “not so fun even though the pics look fun” times…. I try to remember the actual fun in these moments and laugh about the not so fun! earlier in the day my princess was very happy eating Chinese food with Mommy thankfully she did not eat ALLLL of that food even though she said she could!!