We, like all families, have A LOT going on; personally, with school, with sports, emotionally, etc. Plus, this time of year, one of my “seasons of stress” I like to call it, there seems to be even MORE added to our plates. Between all the end of school activities, sports tournaments and parties, birthday parties and now Brayden’s promotional ceremony from 5th grade (I refuse to call it a graduation), we are busier than we have ever been.
I hate being “busy“. I feel like people wear that as a badge of honor nowadays and….anyway, I digress…
We have a lot of transitions right now.
With transitions, come a lot of emotions.
With emotions, especially in kids, comes a lot of push back, acting out, confusion, you name it. So, we have been in a state of strange energy lately in our house.
I talked to the kids yesterday about why it’s important to just be patient with themselves when a lot is changing around them. Be patient and not afraid, you are walking through something new, but exciting.
Brayden is getting all the emotions around leaving a school he has been at since Kindergarten and the emotions around starting a new school, with new people and new teachers. Sadness, mixed with fear is difficult for anyone to process, let alone a sensitive 11-year-old boy.
Barrett always has a hard time at the end of her school years. She has a difficult time letting go of her routine schedule, routine friend interactions and the newness/unknown of what her next year will look like is a little too much for her each June.
Brett is in the middle of a huge project at work that launches June/July, so his plate is extra full and I am in the middle of embarking on a new transition as well, that leaves me up at night and wondering all sorts of things when I should be sleeping.
I saw this quote while browsing Pinterest the other day and it jumped off the screen right at me.
That’s what we are missing right now. Patience with ourselves and with others. Transitions take time and we shouldn’t have to rush through them, we owe it to ourselves to take our time. If we rushed, we would be missing the most important part of it: the journey.
So be patient friends, with yourselves and the world. There is A LOT going on…