No matter how structured and intentional your parenting is, sometimes your kids will throw you for a curveball. Tonight, my 6 year old lost her mind. She was overly tired and had a major post-bedtime meltdown. She said she was scared and tired but wouldn't go to bed. Sometimes all you can do is pray and be firm but loving.
I finally got her back upstairs and into her bed and I haven't heard a peep since. Being overly tired can make even the best of kids act like a total nut. But we love her and we all have bad days. I'm glad I go through days like this because it reminds me that we all need a big helping of grace some days. I know I do.