I think the most surprising thing I learned when I became a mom is that as you raise your children, your children are raising you. Life lessons are never a one way street.
I have learned to never try to guess the end of the story, life is like a map being drawn as you put your foot out to step, and not every path leads to where you think it will.
The kids have shown me that no matter how hard you try to avoid education, it happens anyway.
Being silly sometimes makes life worth living. Laughter is a great way to defuse stress.
Trying/retrying something you never thought you could do or like can open up adventures and abilities that bring joy and relaxation. You might be surprised what you ‘can’ do.
Surprise! The same DNA/family culture does not equal sameness in children! Everyone is unique.
Always ask, “will this matter tomorrow?”. Don’t sweat the small stuff, as the quote goes, it is all small stuff.
Most importantly, no matter how bad you think you have screwed up, LOVE is ALWAYS the answer. If you do nothing else, love your kids fully and they will be alright.
Thanks kiddos for helping to mold me into me!
P.S. As the kids get older the size of your family may grow.