Let’s Get Real

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The first week of school is in full swing and life can go back to normal.  I have found talking to most other mom’s they are sad for school to start NOT this mom.  Working, life and keeping the little angels happy was wearing me out! I’m always happy to see summer come and summer to go!  It’s an awesome feeling to know every year brings new challenges and life experiences with my girls.  I look forward to charley and Jaylee being in 4th and 2nd grade.  Time does fly when you are having fun or maybe just a little too busy.

Having a 9 year old has been a little life changing for me.  My sweet baby girl now talks back with a little added drama??? Ahhhh Not sure if I am ready for this ride!! I love to see my girls grow and change but when did 9 years old become teenagers so fast.  I feel like she’s from another planet or maybe she feels that way about me. She is growing up and starting to have her own emotions and thoughts not sure how I feel about all that either, but I am working though it day by day.  I am having a hard time connecting with her now in the ways I did before.

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Just asking about her or having small talk doesn’t work really or lead too much of anything.  It makes me feel like crap as a mom. But I think I found my magic! A HORSE! Yes I said a horse! I have been riding since the day I was born until my kids took over my life along with work and marriage.  Over the past few weeks Charley and I go out and ride our horses at night and that’s when the magic happens. We talk about horses, her day, her friends, my friends, my day………………. EVERYTHING!! It’s amazing when you get your kids to talk, real talk! I know several of you are going to read and say oh you just wait she’s not even in her teens yet.  I know that. That’s why I have to always find the magic or other ways to keep us connected. It’s something we both love to do together & something that is more than just buying their love. It’s a true passion for something! For today, for this time, I have found it! If it changes I will find something else.

At the end of the day it is my job to inspire and drive my kids to find their passion in life and connect with them. It’s not easy and takes time and effort but they are worth every second! I know not everyone has a horse or can get a horse, but there is something in your life that you can use as your lifeboat to connect you and your kids! Jaylee’s not 9 yet and I already know Jaylee and I will not be riding horses, I will probably be dancing in a hip hop class with her! OH Lord please help me!!

XOXOXO Rock your Soule LO

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