Having a Hard Time? You'll Hit Your Stride Someday!
[Editor's Note: My sister-in-law has been struggling with a newborn that won't sleep. A friend has a son that won't eat anything but hot dogs. My youngest son is in a "I will question everything you say" kind of phase. I keep telling my friends and family -- and myself -- that someday it will come together, that someday our family life will be what we want it to be. But sometimes I feel like I'm lying. Lemonade Makin' Mama encouraged me recently that, yes, we will hit our stride someday. She also makes me want to start hiking with my family. When did you hit a stride with your own kids? -Jenna]
As we talked about our weekend, we realized it was the first time we'd pushed our kiddos to their max, and then came home, had another crazy day (more on that in my next post) and both kids still had their heads in the game so to speak.
It felt so good so see the maturity and growing up process in these sweet little ones who aren't so little these days. There were no pre-bedtime melt-downs.... no tears with teeth brushing.... just smiles and "what a great day Mom... when is our next hike?" From both kids!
[Editor's PS: The photo above isn't from Lemonade Makin' Mama's post. Her photos are amazing and you should click through to see them!]
Photo Credit: pasfam.