When you think of parenting do you think of uncompromising standards or needing to compromise at every turn? For me, and I would guess most of us, it would be a bit of both.
Raising kids, especially as a single mother often requires compromise. I can’t fight the girls over every life detail. They don’t want to clean their room? Close the door. They don’t want to eat what I have planned for dinner? Have them help make something different that they do want. They don’t want to help plant the flower beds? Invite their friends over and turn it into a party. Compromise.
My life is full of compromise. But I do have standards, ways in which I am uncompromising.
We will be on time for commitments, whether it be work, school or meeting up with friends.
We will maintain the common areas of our house at an acceptable level of messiness.
We will behave responsibly.
We will treat those around us with kindness (ok, we’re working on this one).
We will have fun, enjoy life and appreciate all we have.
In these ways, I am uncompromising. I encourage my kids, friends, family and those around me to be uncompromising as well!