Its a gray and rainy day here today in west michigan. Rain is looming and my patience is draining. And it has prompted this post.
Gray has been pushing me to the limits lately.
We’ve been struggling with him more days than not. He never listens, he’s moody, he’s bossy and has major attitude. it’s hard and exhausting. I sound like a broken record repeating myself 100 times a day ‘gray, listen the first time”, “that’s not a nice way to treat your brother”, “you don’t talk to me that way”! Three is hard, whoever made up the term ‘terrible two’s’ must not have had a 3 year old!!
Grayden is a sweet, loving and polite boy, but this ‘stage’ we are in can pass anytime now. I know it’s all part of being a parent, but I hate having to punish him all the time and take away his dessert or favorite toy. It makes me so sad when he’s naughty and reminds me how it makes our heavenly Father must feel when we sin. Heartbreaking.
I need some book recommendations or advice from anyone who knows what we’re dealing with here, I'd appreciate it, and your prayers too!
In closing, I want to be clear that Grayden is one of the biggest blessing in our lives, we love him more than words can say and want the absolute, very best for him. Most importantly, we want him to be a follower of Jesus and grow up to be the best man he can be.
I love this quote I found on pinterest and need to be reminded of it daily
Now please just listen to me!