Pretty sure I'm screwing up my kids, but...

It's one of those Tuesdays that has me all, "how is it only Tuesday?"

I've got some awesome toddlers with some less-than-awesome attitudes this week. I worry that I'm too firm and other times I worry that I'm too lenient. And I'm confident that I'm screwing them up somehow. 

The hardest part of being a parent is not that kids are impossibly difficult, it's that we have no idea if we are doing it right and we won't know until they grow up, at which point it's too late to do anything about it.

Here's what I do know:

1. We can always love our kids unconditionally.
2. We can smile every time they enter a room so they know they are not only wanted but a joy to have around (even when they are particularly difficult)
3. We can pray for them and pray for wisdom as we parent them. This can be done continuously minute by minute and moment by moment. 

Children are quite the responsibility and no one is equipped to be a parent, least of all me. 
I am facing today with humility and total dependence on the One who thought them into being.