Anyone else do this? I thought comparing myself to others was bad but since I've had kids it has taken on a whole new flavor.
It's SUPER easy to compare your kids and your family to someone else. Both positively and negatively.
I talk to other moms and I swear their kids do not fight like mine do. They do not nod their head in agreement as I describe the level of cruelty I hear on a daily basis.
My strongest desire as a Mom is to see my kids get along. And yet, I feel I have the worst kids in that regard. I'm working hard to stop focusing so hard on it and start focusing on being kind to them myself.
Dang - finger points back at self... I definitely struggle with kindness, patience and showing love in all situations. And I am horrified when I see those same struggles in my kids.
So - here enters grace. God's grace covers me for all those shortcomings and it also COMPLETELY covers my kids. And I must model grace to them. So, I will step back, take a deep breath and calmly tell them to cut it out, love each other and then I will force them to hug. Because I think that just might work.
Plus, pictures like this are good reminders that my girls really do love each other.