I love being a mom, but I don’t always love the mom that I am. While I was checking in with our sister sites this week, I found a post by Laura Rath on 5 Minutes for Faith that totally resonated with me. How often have you wished for a parenting do-over?
I blew it as a mom on Thanksgiving morning. All my daughter wanted was for me to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade with her. But I had other things to get done, and the parade was not on my agenda. With a huffy and unpleasant attitude, I joined her in front of the TV. Her bouncy excitement immediately turned to silence while she sat by herself on the couch. I realized how I had squashed her enthusiasm, and all I wanted to do was shout “Do over!”
Remember do overs? As a kid, my friends and I would yell “do over!” anytime we wanted to start a game over or redo our turn. Anyone could shout “do over!” and get a new beginning.
That’s what I wanted—a do over.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get do overs in life?