Disneyland Family 5K -2014

Disneyland Family 5K -2014

Monday, July 7, 2008

When is it o.k. ...

- to cry in front of your two year old because she head butted you in the nose at the end of a long day?

- to not read her a bedtime story because you are still crying and your head is starting to pound after she head-butted you in the nose?

- to be a hard-ass and not go back in to read her a story, even though she begged you as you walked out the door and has been crying for you to go read her one?

- to let one night slide?

- to concede defeat at her hands and just walk away, to your room, to the television, to a bottle of chilled wine?

- to wallow in your own self-pity and belief that you have failed as a parent because your two year old jumped into a water puddle after you told her twice not to, and then you swatted her behind?

- to ask G*d if she was joking when she gave you this beautiful, precocious, willful, amazingly smart and yet so challenging child?

- to question G*d's wisdom in thinking that you can handle all of this?

- to ask "why me?"

- to wonder if you have the strength to get through the night without completely losing it, and to have the strength to get up and do it all again tomorrow?

- to hope that tomorrow will be better?

- to hope that you will heal, emotionally, and that the scars might someday fade?

- to hope and believe that the two-year old will someday be a three-year old and the "terrible twos" will be a memory?

to admit you're fallible?

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