I took Eli shoe shopping yesterday afternoon. It was about as fun as you would imagine it to be. He has very strong opinions about what he will and will not wear.
Why does he care about the brand of shoes he wears at 6 years old? Why can’t we just get what I want and leave?
We disagreed over style. We disagreed over color. We disagreed over brand. There were fits thrown………by him. There were threats made………by me. But, praise the Lord, we left with not one, but two pairs of shoes! (I even talked him into some “dress” high tops! 😉) I’ll be honest, it was a hard 40 minutes. It wasn’t hard because we disagreed. Well, it was, but that wasn’t the only reason. It was also hard because I had to keep reminding myself not to kill his independence and disregard his opinion.
This is one of the areas I struggle in with parenting. While my kids are like me in so many ways (it’s scary sometimes), they are also their own people who are so different than me. They have different opinions. They have different styles. They like different music. They like different food. They disagree with me on their bedtime.
It's hard for me because, of course, I think that I know what’s best. But, that’s not always the case. So, I have to remind myself to stop. To listen. To consider their input. To let them know that their opinions matter or that I appreciate their style. And while, at the end of the day, I’m the mom and I make the final decision…………I also have to decide if it’s worth the battle or making them feel like they don’t matter.
Yesterday, we compromised. He got the shoes he wanted, but within my guidelines. I call that a success! (PS – Yes, sometimes it is worth the battle and Momma really does know best! 😉)
7 1946 minutes ago
الي شهر بشوف الصورة المسا و طبعا مكتوب عليها هاڤ ا نايس داي ؛ اتخيلو انزلها المسا 😁 المهم صباح الخير و هاڤ ا نايس داي 🤣❤️
I want to post this picture since month ago but whenever i want to ; i figure out ifs night so i cannot post it as “ have a nice day “ at night 😁 Anyways Good Morning & have a nice day ❤️
Today, someone hit my lunch tray and knocked my lunch all over the floor and then after school someone kicked a soccer ball and it hit my face. It was a really bad day. I’m excited for it to be summer again, so I can go to the beach and go to summer camps. #kindergartendrama#lifeistough