Living in the Moment: Everything Up Until Right Now Was Just Practice

Something all parents figure out is that kids know how to make a mess. Starting at an early age kids spill drinks, color on the walls, and track mud through the house; some parents choose to get upset about things like this. In reality these messes result in a little bit of time spent cleaning and lesson learned for your kids. While the mess is being made or immediately after parents tend to overreact due to stress or whatever else is occupying their mind. It can be really tough to take a step back and think about the situation in the grand scheme of things. If you can conquer doing this as a parent, I can guarantee you will lead a much happier life. The messes aren’t going to stop, they just change and evolve in nature. Adults make messes too, its more how you cope with the messes than what the messes actually are.

A recent blog post I read titled, “Don’t Become A Wreck Over Your Kids’ Mess” kind of inspired the idea for this post. It got me thinking about things in the bigger picture. Little kids do make messes and that’s okay; adults make bigger messes and that’s okay too. If it becomes a learning experience and you can keep your cool then I chalk that up as a win. Everything up to today was just practice for what’s happening now, so don’t get too caught up in your daily messes.