Some days seem so long. I literally feel like I hold in my frustrations about 500 times on those days. Today was one of those days. I know that my daughter was testing me and I know that I need to stay in control but the temptation to yell and freak out was often at the forefront.
But I didn't and the pay off is huge! All those little times that I maintained my grace and helped my daughter problem solve effectively allows me to be able to go to sleep at night with a clear conscience and no guilt. I often need to remind myself that when I get to the top of the mountain after a long day, a lesson is learned, power is regained, and my relationship with my daughter grows stronger than ever.