Try And Try Again
The boys were helping me with a project last night. It wasn’t going well and I was already frustrated. So, I snapped—not at them, but it clearly scared them. And Wyatt was a little down for the rest of the night because he felt he’d let me down. I apologized, told him it wasn’t his fault, but it wasn’t enough to salvage our collective mood.
I always say as long as you love your kid, that’s enough. But, that doesn’t mean you win every day. Sometimes, it means—despite loving them with all that you are—you still disappoint them. And yourself.
This morning, Wyatt and I talked about how to turn our days around, how to accept our mistakes and work to change or fix them, rather than letting them negatively color our emotional state.
Will we win the day? I don’t know.
But, we’ll try.