Parenting is by no means an easy task, in fact I recon it’s one of the hardest tasks that we do!
It is filled with tantrums, meltdowns while grocery shopping, snotty noses….and don’t even get me started on the sleep deprivation. However, on the flip side it is filled with love, loads of laughter and new experiences every day.
On my lowest, toughest days, a hug from my children always makes the struggle bearable. In that moment all my troubles melt away….when we as parents get those hugs, half the time I think it’s more for us than it is for them.
My daughter is like a box of chocolates….you never know what you’re going to get ( thank you Forest Gump for the wonderful analogy). Some days she’s loving, gentle and wonderful to be around…on others she is incredibly irritable, moody, and heaven forbid you say something in the wrong tone or do the wrong thing….and most days she flips between the two like a yo-yo. My 10 year old daughter has High Functioning Aspergers which comes with a whole new set of challenges. When the days are good, we grab them and live them…when the days are bad we just go with the flow and take it in our stride.
Today, howeve, was a great day! It was the first day of our home schooling journey as she can’t go back to mainstream school. She managed with very little effort to work through 5 weeks worth of the English syllabus in 2 hours. No meltdowns, no drama..
Tomorrow is a brand new day….I wonder which chocolate will come out of the box…..