The coloring stinks, I know. But the coloring is NOT important here. Note: Bug got silver! That’s right, the best of the best of conduct at school. MY BUG! You can’t be nearly as surprised as I am! This hot mess of mine, this rule breaker? She was PERFECT for her first week of school. I called to confirm and it’s true! S0 proud!
She got extra recess time for her accomplishment and that’s good enough for her (and me). I’m just oh.so.proud! Who would have guessed that my little rule breaker would be the PERFECT student? Not me for sure! Fingers crossed it lasts!
I posted this on Facebook because that’s what I do and I was proud (yes, I’ve said proud entirely too much already, but I can’t help it, I’m proud…OY, said it again). I saw the comments pour in and I appreciated the encouragment. But then a comment from a good friend popped in there and I teared up. I always wonder if I’m doing right by my kids. I’m a Mom, that’s what we do. We worry, and we wonder. We do the best we can and hope that we are serving our children well. So when I saw this comment, I felt somewhat validated, from another Mom, from a counselor!
Heather HalsteadA counselor told me if they push boundaries at home, that’s because they feel the safest there. If they push boundaries at school, it’s because they don’t have an outlet at home. 🙂 See, you’re a great mama!
I know I’m not a great momma but that statement hit home! There was a time in my life when I wasn’t there for my kids (I worked way too many hours away from the home) and my babies acted out at school. MY FAULT! Now, I’m here for them and they are unruly, wild little boogers, but I’m here for them! That statement above? It couldn’t be more true and I’m thankful that it was pointed out to me.
My Bug might be a hot mess here, but I’ve taught her well. She knows what to do and she’s got this thing! Rock on with your bad SILVER self Bug and if you have to act out, do it where you feel safe! Momma loves you no matter what! I just wish you didn’t trust me so much at home! This momma could use a little break when you’re here!
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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