In today's gospel, we see Jesus frustrated, even exasperated with the Jews. It seems He is right on the verge of telling the Pharisees, "because I said so!" It really sounds like He's at the end of His rope. So much so, that He gets in the boat and gets away for some quiet time. He knows just how I feel sometimes as a mom.
One more thing: When you find yourself frustrated with the kids, do what Jesus did. Get away for a few minutes. Take a walk out to the yard or to another room and take some deep breaths. Ask Him to help you be the mom He wants you to be and persevere in the faith that He will.
Prayer: Christ, you know the challenges of being a parent. Help me to love and parent my children with the love and patience you show me. St. Claude, pray for me. Amen.