1) Love heals.
2) Disrespect is never ok
3) Disrespect equals chores
4) Arguing with an irrational person will never yield good results
5) Watching tv and being mellow is not giving up. It is relaxing and that is ok.
I have many years of parenting to go. I don't want to burn myself out by trying to be the most creative, the most fun, the most patient mom out there. I will be myself. I will remember that "Mom is a person too"! That I am grateful for these four kids who have challenged me beyond all belief and have made me better because of it. And I will remember that moderation in all things is the answer. Hugs and kisses are the answer. Chocolate is the answer! And prayer is the answer. Here is to many more great learning experiences, good days and bad days. And acceptance of good and bad days.
My 9 year old