“I know it’s only 9am, but can I have a do over?”
We ask this when our days spin out of our control and we haven’t even managed to feed everyone breakfast. We beg for this on the days when we can’t understand how every side of the bed can be the wrong side, when our skin aches from the internal pressure that is simmering as we try to keep the lid on.
I get to the end of the day and wonder, “how did this day get so far away from me? When did I lose sight of my good intentions?” I intended to have a peaceful day, to be present and accounted for, and to teach my kids important lessons that will make them better people. Instead we brushed by each other as sandpaper on stone. The erosion is both slow and piercing as my daughter and I fail to understand one another, probably because we understand each other too well…. Read the rest at Today Parenting Team
Then go check out the follow up – Self Care in the Age of Doing it All