I have a beautiful 3 year old son. Sometimes he wakes up in a good mood (“smiles, says “ok”, “eats his breakfast, plays, gets his boots on and gets in the car to go to daycare”).
And other mornings, like this morning, he doesn’t want to do what I ask, he doesn’t want to eat his breakfast, he cries, he runs away, he hits and whines.
I am trying to experience these moments the way I want to – calmly, with love and compassion and kindness so that I can enjoy the moments or at least show up the way I want to as a mom.
But it’s so hard. It’s so hard to remain calm sometimes. I just want to cry. Am I not supposed to want to feel love in these moments and instead just feel the anger?