This week I started a book study with Proverbs 31 Ministries, and our work this week included writing on this very topic: Being a Mom is Tough!
Seriously, there are days when I think I am a rock star status mom, and then there are those other days. The days when I am worn out and, as much as I love them, I need a little break from my kids. Having recently moved and not having made many friends yet, I just don't get the chance to get out of the house without the kids very often. This morning I was feeling that need for a break, for a little extra air between me and them. They were fighting with each other, and I just couldn't take it. So we had a family time-out! That's right! I put the boys each their bedrooms, I went in mine, and the baby was just outside my door so I could hear her. Everyone had toys or books, abd we all took some time for ourselves. And ten minutes later, guess what? We were able to enjoy one another again!
Yep, this mom stuff is tough business. It's frustrating, infuriating, and often causes you to want to pull your hair out! But it's also endearing, rewarding, and so very teaching! So in those moments that you just can't take it...give the whole family a time-out and see if it helps you come back together better.