Lessons in Fabulosity #3 Outnumbered at the Park… And Other Outings
I love taking my darlings to the park. especially when it’s not-deathly-hot weather in Houston. But I also hate taking my darlings to the park…by myself.
Three kids 4 and under, one parent, a huge playground. It does not add up.
Who am I supposed to keep an eye on? The kid on the swing who needs to be pushed, the kid at the top of the slide who is having an anxiety attack and can’t come down, or the baby in the stroller who is being eaten alive by mosquitos?
Basically – being outnumbered with littles means going to the park or any other child-friendly place, is not really a friendly experience. Between the pressures of keeping them safe from themselves, their fears, from strangers and from mean kids – it gets a little overwhelming sometimes.
People say get out of the house. But that’s hard. People say keep the kids occupied in the house. That’s hard too. People just say stupid things without thinking. And that’s hard on you too.
I’m just here to say I get it. I go through it too. And then I just try to refocus my energy and stay positive. Allah doesn’t burden a soul beyond it’s capability. So if He blessed your home with multiple children – then He trusts that you have what it takes to care for them.
The kid may be stuck at the top of the slide, but you’re not stuck. You’re a fabulous mom. You just have to change your perspective/approach. The tot at the top of the slide just needs a pep talk to find her courage again. The kid in the swing can wait the extra two minutes for you to run back and push them if you promise them it’ll be suuuper high! And the little baby… that sweet third little child whom does not have the luxury of coming out of the stroller because you just can’t manage it. You thank the Lord for mosquito spray and that she won’t even remember any of this injustice in 15 minutes. 🙂
Stay fabulous moms, being outnumbered doesn’t mean you’re out-witted. You can handle whatever comes at you, so don’t be afraid to get out of the house and prove it.