Have you become a WHINY Mom?
Let’s face it -
Some Mom’s Get Whiny. It is like listening to a child when they are tired, uncomfortable, or being selfish. No one likes wo listen to a whiner. And it is a form of complaining.
Every Summer – I hear some of the same things from other Mom’s. And I can’t turn my ears off fast enough.
When we sit down and listen to WHAT we are saying, and the real reason behind WHY we are saying things – It all boils down to -
1.) The Overflow of the Heart
2.)Are we taking our thoughts captive?
Have you become a whining mom? Maybe this will be a hard post to read? It was
easy hard to write – Because I have had to change some of my overflow as well.
1.)I Cannot wait for summer to be over and my kids to go back to school! - This is THE hardest thing for me to ever hear a mom say while in the throws of summer break. ( Considering I homeschool my children all year long – and we spend 24 hours or more a day together. ) If you find yourself saying or thinking this – Ask yourself – WHY? Usually when a mom makes this comment she follows up by saying – They are ALREADY driving me crazy, and summer has just begun.
Sad. The reality – You don’t enjoy the little or big people’s attitudes – that YOU have allowed.
Maybe this summer it is time to change a little of that. Making time to re-create their environment, and refining some character.
Summer is THE perfect time to Make a Happy Home. Look at all of the time you have on your hands!
2.)My Children are always bored, and always have to be entertained! - Perhaps throughout the school year, you have set “the bar,” of daily activities so high, that your children do not have much creativity left inside of them?
All children are born with a creative bent. It is our job- – Moms - to encourage and grow this in them.
Summer hands so many opportnities of open air, free time, and endless ideas to encourage our children to not be bored.
(Perfect remedy for boredom – a list of chores and responsibilities.)
3.)All my kids do with their free time is fight with each other! - Perhaps this summer – It is time to GET SERIOUS about relationships and character. Search out ways to find a peaceful means to creating a loving relationship between your children. Being at school all day long – they are not use to being peacemakers, and looking at their siblings as friends. Find a friend that can stand by you and cheer you on through this process. It might be a little challenging to un-do the behavior that has been a habit for so long.
Moms – Ask yourself – Deep down…Have I become a WHINER? Are there things that I say, and actions I display that are childish and complaining?
Perhaps there are other areas of Motherhood that have found you to be in drudgery over?
Can I share with you – YOU are NOT Alone!
Mom’s get weary. And Summer can be a challenge if you are not used to spending full days with your children.
I want to encourage you to persevere through the challenges, and think on this -
Your children are always listening. They have heard you whine about THEM. How must this make them feel?
Gather your courage, dig deep into your spirit, and call on the Lord for strength this summer.
It doesn’t have to be drudgery – It can be the most amazing summer with your children you have ever had!
Let’s do this moms! Be on the look- out for new post series on making summer special!
I have to be real here. I DO get tired. Summer CAN be long. Being a mom is a lot of hard work. I live this every day.
This post is about sharing the real life hard days. We all have REAL moments of despair, weary from whining children.. But, perhaps – rather than having an outlook of constant negativity- that overflowing into a whining spirit..We could mold our spirits into positive words.
There really are whiners – moms that have a disgruntled attitude about the entire summer. And they are sure to tell you all summer long.
This is not about every day shares, concerns, and hard to handle situations. You are weary mom, and I understand this so well.
One of my readers was right – We need to love those that are going through such hard days.
Let’s pray for each other friends? I pray for you, my blog readers – as mom’s, that we will hold one another up in encouragement and words of edification.
How can I help you with your summer challenges?
What will make this summer different for you and your children?