A Bad Parenting Day

Every once and a while, I have an awful day as a stay-at-home mom.

Don’t feel too bad for me, as these days are thankfully few and far between. But a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day sneaks up and bites me when I’m least prepared. A runny nose, sore throat, sleepless nights, and four incoming teeth were the primary suspects with a dash of “I’m two” thrown in for good measure.

On this day, nothing went right. No one incident was overly dramatic or note worthy, it was simply exhausting because everything happened to fall on the same day. Well, maybe when she ran into the elevator without me or crushed cheddar bunnies all over the floor…

Do you ever listen to yourself talk some days and even you don’t buy it? I felt like such a nag, “Don’t do THAT, or THAT, or definitely not THAT!”

After feeling so negative and like the bad guy all day, I sat back mindlessly watching one of my favorite Bravo reality shows {no judgement} and questioned whether or not I could have let some of it go – maybe I was being a little too critcal. After dismissing the guilt, I came to the honest conclusion that I couldn’t – it was a rare day when nothing went right, but she’s at a very impressionable and daring age – turning a blind eye just isn’t an option right now.

So there it is, just a bad day – no monumental crisis or even an interesting no-good story. As a woman, as a wife, as a mom, I think it’s crucially important to acknowledge bad days and believe perfection is not the goal.

A Bad Parenting Day

It’s ok to admit, bad days happen to everyone.

When is the last time you simply had a bad day with your kids?
Anna

 

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