So I was out by the pool today...wait. This is not me and my bathing suit. (Does that look like a Land's End Mom bathing suit to you! I think not.) So I was thinking about this crazy world we live in and how I am going to keep my kids steered in the right direction. It is a complicated job, this Mom job I have. Every child I have born is SO different from the next. How can the same 2 people have 8 so very different individuals. We are the same parents to each infant. We pretty much stick by the same rules for everyone. Or do we? No, we have had to customize our parenting to fit each child. They all have different needs, and part of the parenting process is finding out what those needs are, and then DESIGNING the perfect parenting role to fit. Whew! What a project this life is. I have had a very pensive couple of days if you couldn't tell. It's like lightening has struck my brain a couple of times in the last 48 hours. What does Oprah call it? The "A Ha!" moment? Sometimes it helps to be able to sit back and just take everything in. Let life slow down a little and just OBSERVE. You can learn SO MUCH from doing that. There are definately rough patches or bumps in the road, but most often, those experiences bring about the BEST and most rewarding lessons. It's called the silver lining. Look for it, because it IS there.
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