Monday, April 6, 2009

Thank Goodness I Wasn't Slated to Win a Good Parenting Award Today

Did you ever have one of those days where you thought—Wow-- I REALLY sucked at parenting today. That summarizes my day today. We started off the morning saying good-bye to Dad, who is off to Arizona for the week for business and ended the day somewhat crying ourselves to sleep because of all that happened in-between.
I won’t bore you with the details but it involved Dad going on a trip, tent shopping involving five stores and 3 arguments, tent assembly with incorrect directions, three cats sitting atop said tent, an unexpected drop in visitor mid tent-assembly, tent repackaging (how did they get it in this carry bag in the first place??), a messy house, and three loads of laundry waiting desperately to be folded and put away.
All in all the kids were emotional disasters and I lacked the necessary parenting skills and patience to help them through the day. Instead of helping-I added to the turmoil with what was my own emotional garbage.
Yuk—what a day. I’m actually embarrassed to recall the details of my poor behavior. I know tomorrow will be another chance, a chance for me to do better, a chance for me to redeem myself. Now if I could only get to sleep so tomorrow could come.


Cage Free Monkeys on April 6, 2009 at 5:42 PM said...

By the way, this post was written at 2:00 am last night--hence the if I could only get to slepp comment

||| laura frantz ||| on April 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM said...

Aw. Sorry. If it makes you feel any better, I invented the sucky mom.

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