I Can’t Even Put My Watch on Right
At least twice a week, I will throw on my watch, only to find that it is upside down when I need it.
At least once a month, my watch will show the wrong date. I can’t seem to get the stupid, upside down time piece to catch up with me.
At least half a dozen times a week, I walk into a room and forget why I was there.
At least a dozen times a week, I call one of my children by the wrong name.
At least a hundred times a week, I forget my kids are little and yell at them for not completing a task or because they made a silly choice.
At least a thousand times a week, I forget to forgive myself.
It’s okay if your watch is on upside down. It’s like a backwards math problem. You can solve it!
It’s okay if you don’t know the date sometimes. The days fly too quickly anyway.
It’s okay if you call your kids by the wrong name. At least you will get someone’s attention.
It’s okay if you forget why you went into a room. At least you are capable of getting there. Who knows, maybe you will remember why you forgot to go there yesterday.
It’s okay to expect greatness from our children. They are pretty great after all. We just need to remember to take a moment, be patient, and find ways to help them understand what needs to be done.
Forgive yourself. Forgive yourself. Forgive yourself. You are human (and your watch is upside down, you are in the wrong room, and a kid you can’t name is begging for a snack.) Forgive yourself.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. This is for all those parents out there who are having a rough parenting week, and everyone whose watch is upside down or on the wrong date, and anyone who can’t remember people’s names, and anyone who needs to be reminded to forgive themselves.