Would you attempt a cross-country drive without a single gallon of gas in your car’s tank?
At the risk of stating the obvious, nobody in their right mind would try to take a trip in a vehicle that lacks fuel!
Then, why, OH WHY, do so many of us attempt one of the world’s most difficult endeavors without any fuel???
Perhaps rocket scientists or brain surgeons may argue that their job is harder, but I beg to differ: Parenting children in this day and age has got to be the most challenging (and, hopefully, rewarding!) job in the world.
Just like the minivan without gas, or the Everestclimber missing his equipment, or my son’s remotecontrolled car without batteries- we parents cannot accomplish much when we are running on empty.
Have you snapped at your child lately or otherwise demonstrated an undisciplined lack of patience? (Yup, me too…)
The vast majority of the times that we ‘slipped’ we were tired, hungry, angry, or otherwise disturbed.
That’s a reason, not an excuse!