Today I want to remind you to just Embrace Your Crazy! It’s important to remember that being an adult doesn’t have to equal being a bore. As moms, we still have it in us to be crazy, fun and sporadic.
Kids Live In The Moment
It’s easy to see how and why children are so happy. They don’t worry what others think of them and fully embrace each moment. That song they love that’s playing on the radio? They scream along loudly despite knowing 0% of the words. A day at the pool? They run and jump and swim and never once wonder if their belly is bloated that day or their tush wiggles when they jump.
Kids live in the moment and throw caution to the wind. So it’s not hard to understand why they LOVE when you do the same! Being an adult sometimes has a way of sucking the life right out of you, doesn’t it?
Being An Adult Doesn’t Have to = Worry
I mean, when was the last time you weren’t worried about making your mortgage, buying groceries, helping with homework, scheduling doctor’s appointments, making dinner, worrying, worrying, worrying?
So it’s no wonder we as moms have a hard time letting go and being in the moment a lot of times.
But when you do it, it’s amazing to watch your children become alive.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a little crazy. Just naturally. I’m always looking for a laugh and I don’t pay much mind to what I look like while getting one.
Evidence of this: When I was recently in Disney World and one of my Bootcamp compadre’s posted on Facebook that they missed my comedic relief!
But even I get bogged down and forget. Forget to let go. Forget to act like I’m 5 again. But when I do it, it’s freeing.
Just Like Elsa…Let It Go!
One of my favorite things to do with the girls is to drive in our neighborhood, roll all the windows down, crank up the radio and sing and wave to every single person unlucky enough to be out that day. They cackle the entire way.
We also love to stop whatever we are doing at home, crank up Pandora and have a crazy dance party.
They break it down in the best way known to a 3 and 6 year old. And I break it down the best way known to a 36 year old who knows she’s way too late in the game to actually learn any real moves.
But no one cares…we are laughing and moving and singing. We are all getting along. There is no anger. No worry. Just us.
And because of silly stuff like that, my girls think I’m the most fun mom they know….and want to know a secret? More than one of my friends’ kids think the same of me!
Embracing Your “Crazy” Won’t Fix Your Problems…But Will Make Them More Bearable
Does embracing my “crazy” make all my problems go away? Does it make me never worry? No. But those few moments of crazy with my girls does more than just make me fun in their eyes.
It gives me a much needed stress relief. It reminds me that there is a greater purpose in my life than just washing clothes, cleaning house and paying bills.
It makes me a better mom because being silly reminds me that my real purpose in life is to be a mom. To take care of my girls both physically and spiritually. And that I can only do that well when I embrace my crazy at least once in a while!
I’d write more but I think I hear my jam on!
If you have missed any in the series 31 Days & 31 Ways To Be A Better Mom, catch up here:
INTRO TO SERIES:
DAY 1: OUR BEFORE SCHOOL RULE
DAY 2: UNPLUG AND PLUG IN
DAY 3: STEP AWAY FROM YOUR CHILD
DAY 4: EMBRACE YOUR CRAZY
DAY 5: BE A REBEL
DAY 6: DO AS I SAY
DAY 7: FIND YOUR VILLAGE
DAY 8: DIVIDE & CONQUER
DAY 9: ONE SMART COOKIE
DAY 11: STOP COMPARING YOUR CHILD
DAY 12: TAKE CARE OF #1
DAY 13: DATE YOUR CHILD
DAY 17: PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES
DAY 18: QUIT BEATING YOURSELF UP
DAY 22: FAMILY DINNER SHMINNER
DAY 23: REBELLION IS A CRAZY THING
DAY 24: TELL THEM IT WILL GET BETTER
DAY 26: IT’S OKAY TO WISH TODAY WAS OVER
DAY 27: BE A GOOD DAUGHTER
DAY 28: QUIT TRYING TO BE THAT OTHER MOM
DAY 29: YOU CAN’T BUY THEIR HAPPINESS
DAY 30: TELL YOUR KIDS YOU ARE A FAILURE
DAY 31: LEARNING TO LET GO
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