In This Season

Today I was struggling with accepting my son does not have the patience for crafts or coloring. I had a moment where I was sad that he only scribbled for 5 seconds on a piece of paper and then announced “All done”.

I try to always listen and respond when he says those words and today I did. And then I sat down and had some coffee and thought about if I had more than one child I could be coloring with my other one. It was a fleeting thought but one I felt to my core.

I missed my job as a nanny where I got to be around four amazing children all the time and when one didn’t want to do something another one would usually. Made me feel very nostalgic for those days. They are so special to me and I cherish the memory of being there for that family. It is bittersweet to think about sometimes though.

So I let myself feel a little sad. But then I thought, of what I had. I have a curious, caring, loving wonderful boy I get to call my own. He had just spent an hour outside because we had to take a morning walk. He had to help me feed the stray cat that hangs around our house. He picked up ALL the acorns on the road. He played in the rocks in the driveway.

When I was having my moment, he was letting his cars go down the ramp he and I had made earlier. I am so grateful to have him in my life. And this is one of those things with parenting. Just because I waited a long time and wished a long time for him, doesn’t mean he’s going to always want to do what I think he should want to do.

We all want to do things and we all have times when we don’t want to do other things. W and I have been in a great groove for such a long time that when he doesn’t want to do what I plan out for him, it throws me. It’s hard to keep up with his brain, it moves so fast! He is a busy bee, always buzzing around the house coming up with something fun to do.

This is for any parents out there that are like me. I hope it helps you realize you are not alone. Just because he wants to do something else other than what you planned, doesn’t mean he won’t want to do it in the future. He will want to do art with me. He just didn’t today. It’s okay. And what you’re feeling is okay. It’s okay if it brings up other emotions. Feel the emotions and move forward.

I am here for you always!

-Valerie

Published by Empowered Mama Coach

Hi, I'm Valerie! I am a Postpartum Empowerment Coach here to help guide you through the new journey of motherhood! Here I will share what I have learned, give tips on how to be more present in life and show you that you can stop sleepwalking through your life and start living it!

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