If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it.
“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley
A sense of humour is vital to not only homeschooling but being a mother as well. When our children gang up on us and do things like empty out the water in the toilet with a cup onto the floor, or decide the walls really should be coloured black and they take it upon themselves to do it with a crayon, we need to be able to laugh at that.
Some days our children will want to make cookies with no recipe and forget to add the flour, or better yet turn the mixer on full and have a cloud of dust come up in their face.
We may have an important formal event we have to take the kids to on a day after it rained leaving puddles for your 5 year old to find 2 minutes before it is time to leave the house.
There will be days when chaos reigns. There will be papers, crayons, and perhaps a little paint everywhere. Remember it is OK. A mess can always be cleaned up.
You don’t have to be perfect, just a little bit better. Find the funny, find the joy. I challenge you to laugh at an event that would otherwise make you want to scream and pull out your hair.
There are preventative measures we can take but that is a different post for another day.