Being the mother of five, and helping to raise a nephew, has taught me a few valuable life lessons. Following are six that stand out the most.
- Even with the same set of circumstances, there will always be a different outcome. Mr. Husband and I have produced five beautiful children. Each one, from the two of us, with vert different personalities, likes, dislikes, dreams, and goals.
Life lesson: Every life situation, even if every detail of preparation is the same WILL turn out differently! Recreating or duplication almost always never works. I’ve learned to be surprised and enjoy the outcome.
2. Preparation is key. It was going to be an awful day when I had to get everything, and everyone ready the morning of. Prior preparation of outfits, meals, along with knowing who needs to be where is essential! It has also kept me from losing my mind.
Life lesson: Although every situation is different, planning ahead for the things you can control helps to make life easier to handle. Flying by the seat of your pants will wear you out!
3. Just wait for it.
Life lesson: That rain or storm will soon pass over and the sun WILL come out again!
4. There will be lemons… Make lemonade!
Life lesson: There will disappointments, disasters, and life storms. How you react, and deal with the situation is totally up to you. You have the option to wallow in pity, or make the best of the situation.
5. It’s okay not to have all the answers. When our children were little, I had the answer to most… okay some of their questions. And could fillibuster my way through the rest. As they got older their questions became more complex and more difficult to answer.
Life lesson: There will be times when you don’t have an answer, don’t know anyone who does, and even Google can’t point you in the right direction. There isn’t always an answer or rational solution. And it’s actually okay!
6. Celebrate the small stuff!
Life lesson: It’s the little things our children, family members etc. will remember. Those little things impact our loved ones the most. Don’t believe me… try it.
There isn’t a MOM manual that comes with children. But growing and learning along the way benefits everyone involved!