Not every attempt at a family outing is successful. Babies get fussy, kids get grumpy, and sometimes things don't go the way we hoped they would. Often times we return home feeling frustrated, unappreciated, and discouraged.
Today I was reminded that my attitude towards the "bad days" is ultimately what teaches my kids how to respond in real life situations. We can be upset and tell them we're never going again, or we can use it as an opportunity to talk through things, show grace, and plan how we'll do it differently next time. Getting upset and making threats is easier, but talking through things shows our kids that we believe in them, and teaches them how to communicate through tough times.
It's never too late to start talking through things with them, by the way. Bad days are inevitable. I want to show my kids that the bad days don't change who we are as individuals or as a family.
I'm so thankful for a husband who leads, loves, and challenges me to be better every day. Life is better with him.
Until next time,