I’ll save my daughter the embarrassment by not telling you why she can’t go to school early, for now, but instead has to kick it with mom until 10 minutes before school starts. But her being home with me is turning out to strengthen something she and I both struggled with, CONNECTION.
We are so different from each other but we are so much alike. When I want to be by myself, I want to be by myself, regardless of who wants to be with me, including my husband. Sorry babe.
It just allows me to think without interruption. There’s nothing more annoying then someone coming into my quiet space with a gazillion questions. Funny thing is, I’ve often invaded my daughter’s space with a gazillion questions simply to connect with her. I guess I’m a hypocrite huh?[Tweet “”We often try to avoid our struggles but it is actually the daily enduring of our struggles that builds us” @LisaMcClendon”]
What we soon learned from our FORCED morning time together was that, while it was a struggle to do for 1 hour a morning, it started becoming easier and easier with each passing day, much like going to the gym. 50 lbs. may have started out as a struggle but after awhile, if you lift it daily, soon you can lift it in your sleep.
We often try to avoid our struggles but it is actually the daily enduring of our struggles that builds us, taking us from weaklings to making us stronger than we ever were before.
Diamond and I have been laughing a lot more these “mommy – daughter mornings” and I guess we have to think our struggle for it.