Today while I was carpooling children to and fro, I found myself lost in thought. SHOCKING, I know!!! I always take a risk that someone will report me to a psych hospital when I share my internal conversations but I thought this conversation might interest you. After all, I am a very, very interesting person (cough). Anyway, I was day dreaming about a subject that I hear many parents talking about. I am fascinated how the same two parents can have four kids raised in the same house with the same rules and each child be so different. So for my entertainment, I compared the temperaments of each child to a specific day of the week. Let’s face it, we all associate different feelings with each day of the week and a child’s temperament is really no different. I have a Wednesday, a Friday, a Sunday and a Monday.
Take Flynn, for instance. He is my first-born son. He is my Wednesday. Wednesday is predictable and routine. It’s comfortable. Nobody celebrates Wednesday or dreads Wednesday but it plays a very important role. It’s the middle of the work week. We don’t talk about last weekend or next weekend on Wednesday. It’s a “live for today” kind of day. This is Flynn. He was born mellow. He is rarely angry or giddy with excitement. He is usually content and is very task oriented. He LOVES a routine and he likes for things to be tidy. He is my strong Wednesday. He holds the week together for me. He reminds me to live in the present and take one day at a time.
Then we have Molly, my Friday. Everyone loves a Friday don’t they? Always a party. Molly was born to party. She always has a smile on her face. She likes to stay up late and never wants to miss out on anything. She is flexible and can adapt to almost any situation. Molly can be in a room with any day of the week and somehow make them all feel loved and comfortable. She makes us laugh nonstop and naturally sees the positive in everyone. She is full of energy. Sometimes too much energy. Have you ever been completely exhausted by a Friday night? I have. Friday can wear your ass out if you’re not careful. My Friday reminds me that you get out of life what you put into it. Investing in relationships is far more valuable than investing in things.
Which brings us to Teagan. My Sunday! She was born peaceful and quiet. She is dainty and easy like a Sunday morning. Does anyone else want to belt out a Lionel Richie song right now?
“Ohhh that’s why I’m easy/ I’m easy like Sunday morning.” (Sorry. I had to. Love me some Lionel) Where the heck was I? Ah yes. Teagan is my day of rest. She loves to cuddle and is as sweet as they come. One should not overlook Sunday. This is a very important day for the soul. As a baby she was a mother’s dream. Never fussed, extremely flexible and very lovable. We all watch over Sunday because she can be fragile. My Sunday reminds me to rest and nourish my spirit.
Don’t get too lazy on Sunday because everyone knows what comes after Sunday….MONDAY! Maggie is my Monday! Monday’s are challenging. We start the work week off on Monday and it barrels towards us whether we are ready or not. Sometimes it catches us off guard. Monday’s are usually packed with activities. It’s a day to take care of business. Mags is always busy and alive with energy. She knows what she wants and she fights for it. There are times when I view this persistence as stubborn and other times when I see it as leadership. My Monday reminds me that life is short and to live it to the fullest.
I am no different from every mother on earth. I love each of my kids equally…(dramatic pause)… unless they irritate me, act rotten, have a foul attitude, think they know everything, refuse to sleep, throw a tantrum, humiliate me or ignore me. When they do that, they aren’t so lovable. In fact, I am tempted to sit them in a lawn chair at the end of the driveway holding a cardboard sign that says FREE. Anyway, the point is, they are all so different. I respect and admire that. The way I look at it, my house is a snapshot of society as a whole. We are all born with completely different personalities but each one of us has something valuable to add to life. What days of the week live in your house?
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