Updated: Jun 10, 2020
Parenting is no easy task.
Quarantined parenting is even more not easy.
It is understood that kids are hardwired to push buttons and find their limits.
It seems as though the longer we are essentially trapped in the house with negligible contact with the outside world, the more creative they are at finding buttons to push that we didn't even know existed...or pushing all buttons at the same time.
Suffice it to say, fuses are short.
Patience is worn past thin.
They are just acting their age.
I am usually pretty good at remembering that.
Today I forgot.
Grace was lacking.
I can do better.
I will do better.
The opportunity for our family to spend nearly all of our waking hours together for a couple few months is a gift. It is a gift that we are unlikely to experience again in our lifetime. It is a priceless experience that I am extremely grateful for. And I am thankful that we have been fortunate enough to be able to handle it financially in the short term.
At some point very soon, It'll be time to go back to work in order to ensure that we don't get evicted and have to move into a van down by the river. I don't think Ace would do too well living off of the government cheese that Chris Farley (Matt Foley) was so excited about.
Until then, I will continue to remind myself that this is a blessing, regardless of how I feel of the propaganda that is being spewed at us from every direction.
Kids were born to push buttons and toe the line.
Parents get to learn patience and creative ways to communicate without blowing a gasket.
Or go crazy.
Patience seems like the superior option.
Easier said than done, right?
Time to go recharge and be better tomorrow.