Thursday, May 24, 2012

Carry On

It's been a hard couple of days.

First renos. Always stressfull. Especially when they are renos that you really hadn't planned on having to do.  Brad has been fixing the stack leak  at the front of the house. Nothing seemed to work, the vapor barrier didn't want to go up, the staple gun didn't work... you name it.  It's good and sealed now, but it was frustrating getting to this point.

Plus Zach hasn't had meds in a few days and we are really noticing it.  We have been keeping our cool, staying calm and it's worked wonders, but not allowing yourself to get frustrated, to stay calm while dealing with an ADHD child who is really stressed and agitated takes a significant amount of patience.  It's hard work and while it is 100% worth it, it can be really exhausting.

Not to be left out, Logan has decided that he is going to use this time to test out some interesting mouthly attitudes.  At soccer last night, he was lipping off.  Logan has to learn that he can't do that so we pulled him from the game.  I can see why some parents let their kids get away with stuff. It's SO much easier than dealing with the fall out and embarassing situation of him yelling about being pulled.  But, we felt it was necessary to teach him about respect.  Another exercise in patience.....

You know that old Serenity prayer the one that goes " God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change...." I always agreed with the sentiment behind it, but for some reason it felt stiff andout of date.

So I thought I would make my own personal version:

Dear Universe

Please grant me the patience to deal with the crap that I cannot remove myself from;
The guts to challenge and change the things that I can;
And the understanding that being happy isn't about being perfect, it's about looking beyond the imperfections.

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