They Give You a Run for your money

I heard something creaking in the bathroom, which isn’t abnormal in my house. I walked down the hallway and peaked my head into the bathroom just out of curiosity, and that’s when I looked at the aftermath. The toilet paper, the toothpaste, the towels. I clenched my teeth really tight in order to hide the fumes trying to explode from my mouth. I looked at the culprit. That little smile with very few teeth peaking through, toes wiggling in the toothpaste covering my tile floor, how could I be mad? Children give you a run for your money,

Children are developing cognitively, emotionally, and behaviorally. They are watching my every movement, and how I choose to respond to their actions. Yes, they give me a run for my money, but it’s an investment well spent. This investment isn’t just for me, but for our nations future. Let them learn, develop, grow, and make mistakes.

My first born is developing some amazing qualities, as well as some not so good qualities. She gives me… a run for my money. I can’t focus solely on those negative features, she’s worth more ( I know sometimes easier said than done). Remember, like anything your investing in, it takes time focus attention praise and motivation because you want this run to be worth it! If you or someone you know is facing these challenges and is feeling down remember you can do this, there are people who can lend an ear, and you are strong because this run for your money is trying but is also the most rewarding. Remember as Martin Luther King Jr. states:

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.


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