Yesterday I had a fabulous giveaway and very few comments. Now the number of comments had nothing to do with the great ebook I featured but it had more to do with the fact I haven’t blogged for a long time and I think I’ve lost a few of my dear readers.
So I sit here thinking about what past reaction I would’ve had? I would have felt
stupid foolish and chastised myself for not blogging. I would have felt embarrassed for the author, etc. etc. And I would have worried about it all day long feeling like I was not measuring up. Drama queen…
However, instead…I tweeted a few more times and dropped a note to a few friends that might be interested in this amazing giveaway. I told myself I guess I’ll make it a game to get my numbers back up. And then I let it go.
Did I just say that?
Now, I don’t share this to applaud myself but to remind myself that as I’m learning how to react a little more maturely, my kids are learning the same thing. I don’t know about your house but I have two young adults, two teenagers and one almost junior higher. There’s a lot of emotion and hormones going on here. And some nights I crawl under the covers and put a pillow over my head ’cause I feel like the “failure mother” with a bunch of self centered kidlets.
they are growing and learning and testing the waters.
When they don’t react appropriately, then I, as the parent, can remind them what they could have done differently NEXT time. I need to chill a bit more and love on them instead of bringing down the hammer. I want to extend the grace, His grace to them as they mature just like I want more grace in my life. Another deep breath.
What about your house? Do you have to remind yourself that kids are kids and they are not adults?