Are you a Superhero? I’m not. I long to save the world from villains, set the human race back on track and protect my family from certain disaster with a kick from my super stretchy legs. And, I’d like to look great in a super suit.
A sad but true reality is that we’re not superheroes. What is your new normal? Are you now a home-schooling mama? Are you working from home AND trying to do the homeschool thing. Continuing to work outside the home and home-schooling? You were a homeschooler, but all your props are shut down? Are you on the edge of the cliff or have you slipped over?
Girlfriend, I’m there, too and I’d like to give you a hand up. You can’t fly without a super suit and you don’t have one. Here are three reasons why the new normal might not be going well:
- You think you’re Elasti-girl.She is a full-on mama bear with stretch capacity. She can turn herself into a parachute, a speed boat (with the help of her kid) and stop villains after supper. Where are you stretching too far? Are you trying too hard to be all things to all the people? You can’t do everything. Things that are stretched too far tend to snap.
- You think you’re Captain Marvel. Injected with super juice, Captain Marvel spends her time racing across the universe putting things in order. They THINK that she’s the only one that can save the world from Thanos, the big purple bad guy with a raisin chin. Only, she doesn’t, Ironman does the job. Do you have an over-inflated view of what’s required of you? Think a little smaller. Be faithful to what’s in front of you.
- You think you’re Wonder Woman. In the movie, Diana is convinced that if she kills Ares, the god of war, the whole world will be okay. It doesn’t quite go that way. She has to adjust her mindset. How is your mindset? Are you thinking that if you can do this ONE thing, all the rest of your world will fall into place? Give yourself some grace.
I hope I’ve burst your bubble a little. Scripture says that the wounds of a friend are faithful. If you’re here reading, I hope you consider me at least a friendly voice.
- You don’t need to ALL the things, do what you can with what you have.
- Do your one part. Spreading yourself thin isn’t going to help anyone.
- You don’t have to be perfect, adjust your mindset, imperfection is okay.
The final word: the results aren’t up to you. Do what’s in front of you and leave the rest on bigger shoulders. God’s got this.
In coming posts I’ll be serving up some fun lessons, online community opportunity and projects that you can do with your kids (or by yourself).
Let me know in the comments what the biggest struggles are right now. I have well over a decade of home-school, self-employed experience. I’ve raised and taught kids with learning disabilities and behavior issues (I’m a RAD mom). I’ve been around the block a few times with my six kiddos, I’m here to serve you.
PS: The Project Pals are going to be live on Facebook on Friday, April 24 at 10:30 AM Saskatchewan time, I think that’s CST – we don’t have daylight savings time. We’re doing a CovOlympic Game Show, come participate, there will be a prize! Facebook: Lani Fast Wiens