Smiles made possible by carbohydrates 🥖🥨🥐 .
A few minutes after this cheery photo was taken, Finn took the grumpytrain straight to sulksville. He was tired and hungry and fed up. He looked at me with a mopey face and tears in his eyes and said, “I never even really wanted to do this anyway.” The mom guilt immediately set in and I started to regret the money and time spent on this “super fun” family outing failure.
Then, Nick came over and said something like, “It’s ok buddy, you’re not gonna like everything we do. Mum and I still had fun.” ...🤯 WHAT!? You mean parents can have fun even if their kids don’t!? Is this what being a Dad feels like?? 😂
Maybe I’m alone in this, but so many times I let my feelings and experiences be wrapped up in Finn and Evie’s feelings and experiences. How many times have I had fun until I realized they weren’t having fun?? I’m an enneagram type 9/peacekeeper, INFJ/diplomat, green/phlegmatic temperament. Keeping the peace is the name of my game, so this is revolutionary for me. But, I’m working on owning my experiences, especially in this season, even if the kids don’t. Is this a mom thing, or just a me thing? 🤪
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