“You’ve got your hands full!”
Has anyone ever exclaimed this to you when your (three) kids are touching everything in a store or are talking very loudly or are running up and down the aisles?
Most of these types of behavior that your children might be doing will frustrate any parent. I am not sure why people want to “point out” your kid’s bad behavior. Parents are more “in tune” with their kids acting up than the people around them. Parents have a sixth sense of “feeling” others uncomfortableness and judgment and irritation.
I am changing my response to people’s rudeness at this phrase.
I am going to tell people in response: “Amen! I am so blessed!!”
As a parent, I am “in process.” I don’t have things figured out. My kids are also “in process.” They are not and will not ever have perfect behavior. Also, that isn’t my goal as a parent, perfect behavior. My goal in parenting is to teach my kids how to interact with others and how to show love to those around them. I want to teach them that the world doesn’t revolve around them and that they can share joy and grace with those around them.
I am blessed by God with my three children. Parenting is hard work that I relish. The time I get to spend with them is treasured time. I don’t know how long they will be with me nor do I know how long I will be here, so I want to make sure that all the time I receive to be with them I will cherish.