It’s really such a simple question, but sometimes I forget.
Being a mama can be really hard and sometimes I get frustrated.
Sometimes I get so mad I raise my voice.
It doesn’t seem to make a difference. I feel bad and you feel bad. I see the tears, but I’m still mad.
I send you to your thinking spot and go back to what I’m doing.
But still you cry. I remind you again why you need to think about it and walk away.
A minute later I ask if you’re ready to make good choices, but it’s a loud “NO!” with more tears.
So today I asked a simple question, “Do you need a hug?”
Immediately you run over and jump into my arms. Your breathing slows and the crying stops. You hold on tight while I rub your back and carry you around the kitchen.
When I put you down, you go back to playing and are following the rules you just broke.
Sometimes we all just need a hug.
Because just like being a mama is hard, being a kid can be really hard too.