Today, I’ll share one thing that’s been buggin’ me about me as Mom.
I didn’t really think of it as a nag.
But, it is. Really, it is.
Here of late, I’ve realized that tend to expect too much out of my children. I fail to choose my battles wisely. I’m teetering on the edge….maybe, I’ve fallen over the edge of being a bit legalistic as a parent. I so want them to make the right decisions, that I nag them when they make poor choices.
Do you really think they will want to come to me with their insecurities, their mistakes, and their problems if they are afraid I will nag them? Or, even worse, make them feel less than the beautiful, child of God they are?
So, I’ve made a commitment to change this.
It doesn’t mean that Anna will get away with cutting up my bedding or John Henry will get away with telling a lie.
But, it does mean that every once in a while, I’ll overlook those shoes left in the living room. I’ll lighten up when they don’t handle a situation the way I think they should have.
I will be more careful – more deliberate – in how I respond to them.
I want them to know I’m a safe place. And, that they can come to me with anything. Without fear. Because, I love them so, so, so very much.
Anything buggin’ you moms or dads?