Hi all! So as you all know I am a very busy entrepreneur with two “littles” in tow at all times! Although challenging, I wouldn’t have it any other way!
As parents we all have those moments when our children say something that completely puts us in our place!! HAHA We think, “Oh my goodness where did you hear that!?”
Well to be honest I am quite often taken back by my 5 year old, Gabriel. He is a very smart, and vibrant little man! Believe me there are some days I feel like pulling my hair out! For example when I am trying to create a training video for my team, or a recognition video! I literally have to re-record things 3 million times! ……And FORGET GOING LIVE!! That never goes well! So naturally I feel like I fail somewhere daily, whether it be as a mommy, or as a business coach!
Here is one mommy fail………. I said, “Gabriel, please mommy really has to get this done for her business! If you don’t stop running in and out of my office I am going to rip my hair out.”
……Ummmmmm, now what was that going to solve?
That is exactly what my 5 year old was thinking when he said, “Oh, mommy, please don’t rip your hair out! First of all it would hurt! Also, it would look terrible on you Bideo (video)! I’ll just go sit in the living room.” As if, I should have just asked!!!!!!!
I looked at him and thought, you know what….. he’s right! Why didn’t I just simply ask him to politely stop, and sit down!? What a little stinker! He drove me to the brink of insanity, and then completely flipped the script, and practically told me I was unreasonable and unhinged! He then solved the problem, and walked out!!!
So, why don’t we have critical thinking skills as parents, in the moment of chaos!?
Truthfully, because we are jugglers, moms and dads, are amazing creatures! We do it all don’t we!
How many parents do that on a daily basis!?
Sometimes I don’t even answer people when they ask me something! I swear they must think I am crazy! I will remember conversations, days later, and call the person back and say, “I’m sorry, did I ever answer you?” Or, “I am sorry I was listening, I didn’t mean to ignore you, I am interested in what you are saying, here are my thoughts on that…..” Usually it is because in the matter of 2 seconds one of my children is doing something completely chaotic and unsafe and I have to jet RIGHT THEN!
Yesterday, I actually made a point to put some time into myself! After all I do have a beauty business! What am I thinking running around in slippers and a mumu, with a bun on top of my head, right! So I was able to take an uninterrupted shower, (highly unusual), I did my hair and makeup, I even put on my Avon jewelry!
As soon as Gabriel saw me, he said, “Oh Mommy, you look beautiful, you should do your hair more often! HAHA As if he has given me SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES to take care of myself! It was like the sweetest thing, and the most irritating statement ever all at once! LOL
Isn’t that what our children do though!! Drive us nuts, and then do something so cute you completely forget how crazy they make you!
So I suppose my message is, “Keep going mom/dad, you got this!” Besides, there is no use in throwing in the towel yet, because in 5 minutes they will do something else chaotic HAHA!
So here I am making light of my continuous office interruptions!! Mama is a Beauty Boss, and a Multi-tasking mama! ❤