The Sunday Parenting Party - the Parenting Smug list
Its time for the Sunday Parenting Party. Please link up your parenting posts and check out what others have linked up. Please don't link kids activity posts, they can be shared at Kids Coop.
Last week I shared with you one of my disaster mornings when everything got a bit too much and I felt like I was battling my child. When I've had a bad moment, hour, morning or day I sometimes need to remind myself of the good things that are going on.
On a good day just looking at my sons little face or listening to him babble away will make me smile and I know exactly why I love being a parent. But its not so easy when your child is busy wigging out on the floor and you are at the end of your tether.
At times like that I need something a bit more tangible. So I look for all the issues we could have, but don't.
And I list them:
Well thank goodness he doesn't refuse to eat.
Well thank goodness he sleeps through the night.
Well thank goodness he doesn't ever say he's bored.
Well thank goodness he can play on is own.
I call this my "Smug list" because lets face it, it relies on you knowing what other parents are having to suffer through and being grateful that you aren't having to deal with that on top of what ever trauma you are facing today.
Do you have a mental parenting smug list - whats on yours?