I’ve been on the struggle bus this week.
Having a 5 year old is no joke. I thought as they got older, it would get easier. But that is just NOT the case. Each year, each stage, comes with their own set of challenges. I feel like as soon as I think I’ve ‘got this whole mom thing down’, my little guy switches the flip.
But, it’s also holy work.
I have to remind myself every single day that I am raising a human being. Raising a future adult. That I need to extend him some grace.
His little body is growing, with the physical growing pains that come along with it. His brain is blossoming, neurons firing. He’s testing his limits. Exercising his voice.
Lord help me, he’s probably going to the the boss of everyone someday with how strong-willed he is. I keep muttering to myself over and over that SOMEDAY that will be a GOOD thing. Stubborness can pay off in the grown up world. A strong mind with clear goals gets stuff done.
But, it can make for one overwhelmed Momma sometimes.
This mom life is a crazy ride. I know it flies by in the blink of an eye, even though some of the days are so very long.
I know I’m not alone on this journey, and many of you are deep in the muck with me. Trudging through the hard days, coffee in hand. Mom bun strong, adorned in leggings and yesterday’s ketchup-stained tshirt.
Raise your hands, Momma if today has been a tough one.
I’m high fiving you through my screen right now.
We’ll get through today and the next day. And the next. Take a deep breath. Reevaluate. Keep on Momming. Extend some grace- even to yourself.
I’m right here with you.