If there is one lesson I have learned over the past 9+ years of being a mom, it’s that I need to choose my battles, and choose them wisely. Today I want to share about my silly six-year-old and how we are learning to find each other in the middle.
There are some things in life that are important to me, but there are lots of things that are very important to the super spunky and energetic girl who calls me mama. For example: being able to wear mismatched socks, creating beautiful & “super cool” outfits, and having free rein to let her wild hair go untamed as much as possible.
She has more sass in her little finger than I have in my whole entire 5’10” self. Big opinions often comes in little packages friends. And when it comes to seeing eye to eye, we sometimes find ourselves bumping heads instead.
It may have taken a little time and work for me to come around, but I have learned that you really don’t have to wear matching socks. I mean, sometimes it’s a whole lot easier to put a pair on if you can just grab the first two you find. And shouldn’t six year-olds dress in whatever makes them happy?! As long as it’s seasonally appropriate, why not let her go for it.
So with a little give and a little take, I finally decided to not sweat the little stuff, like her outfit choices, anymore.
Other battles have been a little easier to win, like switching to Lunchables Organic. When I saw the new option was USDA certified organic and free of artificial preservatives, flavors or colors*, I couldn’t wait to try them. She wants pizza, I want a better option, Lunchables Organic gives us both.
The convenience is next to impossible to beat too. Having a lunch she loves to eat and prepare on her own makes life that much easier for this busy mama. From packing a lunch when we are on the go, to lazy days at the house, Lunchables Organic is always a favorite.
It’s choosing my battles wisely and finding a way to compromise on the little choices now that help me to not worry about the next 9 years. Taking life one day and one battle at a time, we’ve got this.
* See back panel of any Organic Lunchables item for ingredients used to preserve quality.