Parenting fail...sometimes it feels like I have so many of these. I mean, we as women are supposed to just know what to do, right?
My son shuts down when he's upset. I don't, so we are polar opposites. Which usually leads to me saying something like, "Dude, I can't read your mind". While driving to work this morning I was internally berating myself. I need to be a better mother. I need to be more patient. Why would he expect me to read his little mind? Does he think I know everything?? Then it hit me. Yes he does. From the moment he was born I have known exactly what he needed when he needed it and suddenly I expect him to tell me. I am his Mom, aren't I supposed to have all the answers and all the solutions?
To him I DO know everything.
And I NEVER want to change that. Even when I don't know an answer, I want to be able to walk with him to find one.
Lesson learned. I pray that my next parenting fail can lead to more revelations!
And I pray for all the mommas who feel like they never have the right answer, I'm right there with ya!