Sunday, May 13, 2012
Mothers Day Reflections
So I went through today feeling very happy. And then it was dinner time. It was one of those meal times that included people arguing over who was to sit where, numerous reminders that cutlery exists, and culminated with Hubby announcing the two boys who had just been involved in a slap-fight at the table could both go to bed immediately. Happy Mother's Day to me.
Fortunately apologies were made and accepted and it wasn't long before the usual amusing antics resumed. The reminders to use cutlery continued, but I'll take what I can get if everyone is eating a healthy meal.
Now that all are sleeping except Miss16, it is pretty quiet and I am left reflecting on my parenting journey. It started unexpectedly and has been pretty unconventional ever since, really.
Today I am glad to be where I am.
I am glad to have been taught so many valuable lessons by my kids-
Don't give up trying just because it's hard.
Don't give in when you're sure it's important.
Make sure you always have a good supply of paper and sticky tape.
Everything is possible.
There is always something to be thankful for.
I'd love to hear from you all- what have you learned from your children?
And from one Autism Mum to all of you out there- Happy Mother's Day. I hope you know that you are loved and appreciated, even if your child can't tell you so.