Parenting is so hard sometimes. All you want is what’s best for your children. You want them to be happy and succeed at life. They think you’re killing them when you make them take 2 more bites of their dinner before having a treat or put a coat on and put pants on in 30 degree weather and not shorts and flip flops and the list goes on.
Nathan was in a non-listening 4 year old mood this weekend. As a punishment he had to stay home and take a nap Sunday afternoon while Abby and I went to a grand opening at a new library. What he doesn’t know is that he didn’t miss anything exciting. It was crowded and even though we got there on time we missed out on everything fun by just a few minutes because I had no clue where anything was taking place. We got to see that last song of the puppet show and poor Abby cried her eyes out when it was over. Then I took her to get a cupcake and they were all gone. After that I decided to take her to get her face painted and after standing in line for about 5-10 minutes and getting her hopes up they tell us they won’t have time to paint anymore faces. I took her for ice cream on the way home just to make her feel like she had some fun. It worked! Nathan thinks Abby had loads of fun and wishes he could have gone and Abby got to skip a nap and have some one on one time with Mommy.
Isn’t it funny how you can go from “Meanest Mom” to “Best Mom” in a 4 year olds mind? He Loves me to the Moon as long as he’s happy!