“I’ve read a couple of articles lately admonishing parents not to tell little white lies in front of their kids, for fear that they will learn that lying is acceptable. I not only tell some falsehoods in front of my kids, but I also teach them that it’s OK if they have to do it […]
I wrote about the things I simply HAVE to do every day, and the things I simply HATE to do every day. Now here are the things I simply REFUSE to do every day.
Parenting. We love it but we hate it. It’s impossible but we wouldn’t give it up for the world. We miss them being little but we are so glad they can wipe their own butts.
Yeah, you read that right. This week what I did right was eat milk toast. Gross, right?
This list is in no way comprehensive.
“How did that happen?!” I whisper because we are still in church.
“It fell in.”
Oh OK then, that explains it…
To be fair, I didn’t do this of my own volition. I was coerced into it by my therapist.
Evenings when the hubby is gone at meetings are so hard and make the long days even longer. Sometimes you just have to say “To heck!” with all your mommy ideals, let go of the guilt, and go into survival mode so you don’t lose your mind trying to hold down the fort on your own.
Ever since I became a mom 17 years ago, I’ve had an unofficial list of ideals that never actually materialized. I thought these mom ideals would make me and my kids happy. But I’ve realized over the years that these elusive “shoulds” aren’t really necessary to raising healthy, happy, children.
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