The Karma of Parenting
You know our good friend Karma, right? What goes around comes around. How many times have you looked at a young mom struggling with her screaming toddler in the cereal isle and you think to yourself, "that kid just needs a little structure and discipline" only to find yourself two minutes later dealing with a total uncontrollable meltdown of your own in the chip isle? That's the karma of parenting.
Or maybe your first kid jived perfectly with the "Sleep Wise" system and you preached "SCHEDULE SCHEDULE SCHEDULE!" And, "eat, play sleep!" To anyone and everyone whether they wanted to hear it or not. Then your second babe came around and no matter what you did or how hard your tried, she didn't sleep through the night until 18 months. That's the karma of parenting.
Once you think you have your shiz together and you nod at your reflection in the mirror and think, "yeah, baby, I got this," you immediately don't got it.
I call it "karma" because frankly it fits, but this isn't exclusive to Hinduism. "Pride comes before destruction and an arrogant spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 16:18)
Mamas, every time we judge one another, we are opening ourselves up for an opportunity to get our foot stuck in our mouths. This happens to me almost daily. I hate myself for it and am always working on being more humble especially in my parenting. If I don't choose to be humble, my kids will do it for me.