It is that time of the year. Black Friday is coming and everyone is getting in a frenzy… hoping that the items on their wishlist will be marked down. Of course Christmas stockings need be filled and time is running out…
Oh my soul!!!! What am I getting for them this year?? Hmmmm…. PS4…Xbox… Nintendo… Then there’s new collectable dolls… LOL. No, not me laughing out loud. This is actually the name of those dolls… Such small, minute thingies that can wee, cry, change colour and spit… Yeah…. Or those animals that hatch out of a egg… Out of a egg I tell you. All of which comes with a hefty price tag.
Times have changed. I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. No phones. Little technology. Barbie was the major pick on every little girls wishlist. Skipping ropes and hula hoops. OH, but do not forget we had TV games, but was only allowed an hour a day otherwise the machine wil overheat… hahaha…. Go play outside!!! Get vitamin D…
So the search shall continue to find that “perfect” Xmas gift for “perfect” little girls. At least I have had a couple of suggestions… games, very small dolls, very small animals, new phone or a squeeshy …. whatever in the world that is!?
“You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Clause is coming to town.”
“Come, come, come!!! Hurry up and move!” Now that right there, is me for you. Most of the time in a rush. One-two-one-two…. Not even time to count to three.
Drill sergeant. That is what I probably sound like most of the time to my kids…
Okay, to be absolutely honest, I don’t go around like that all the time. I have more of my hasty moments during times when I need to get somewhere or finish something. Usually in the mornings trying to get to work or in the evenings when I need to get my feet up.
Kids. They have a speedlimit of their own. No matter how much you try, they will do it at their own pace… Oh, man… Super frustrating some days!!! Being late? Nah, not a problem. Going somewhere? Just need to try on ALL my shoes, because today nothing fits. Off to bed? Let’s just first go to the bathroom. Then I’m thirsty. Ah, gotta go to the bathroom again… Winning here? No. This is a battle that just can not be won!!
So what do I do? I stop. Take a breath… or two… Look at those faces that means everything to me. Smile (roll my eyes) and let them move at their own pace. You can’t control everyone and also not the tempo they move to. Sit back and appreciate the fact that all of us are different. If you want to run. Run! If you don’t, then move slower.
This mommy is still learning the meaning of patience and with every hug, smile,kiss and “I love you” I’m getting there! 🙂
Sometimes I really have to tell myself “Just trust for once!” The thing is, after several dissapointments … you tend to… just never believe anything.
So when someone tells me one thing, I can not help but to wonder if it is even the truth. Is it real or not?? Obviously you want to believe it all…. it is just that your heart and brain functions seperately. The one or the other… That is why it is so important not to break someones’ trust. Cause the scar it leaves never heals completely, making it a bit unfair…
Oh, well. My advise, try your very best to believe that! Perhaps…just perhaps that person is honest and is meant to be. To heal a scar that you think is impossible to forget!!!!