« Safe Kids & Wise Parents | Main | 7 ways to Lower your Expectations for the End of the School Year & Summer Break »

06/06/2019

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Krista Herling

I'm a 1, heavy on the perfectionistic and purposeful, with a side of 2, a little people pleasing, a little feeling like I'm never giving enough of myself. It's pretty much a recipe for burnout and panic attacks.
I lost my counselor last year and finally figured out she wasn't coming back so I have to start over. The franticness has got to stop. And while I didn't volunteer as much as I wanted to this year, I just swapped it out for substitute teaching... Which I actually really love, but it's left me feeling like I'm missing my kids. Ugh.
I think no matter what number you are, as moms we feel like we're never enough, never accomplished enough, and whatever we do (like clean the bathroom) is undone in a day anyway.
So, I guess this is commiseration.

Joan

As I sit here on the couch at 6:30 am, having my morning coffee, I see a load of whites on the leather chair, waiting to be folded, newspapers from the past few days, scattered on the coffee table, and oh, yes, DUST. I can relate to everything you said, Kristi. This stage of parenting, is easier in some ways, but more difficult with teens who lack respect, and appreciation for what we've been called to do in being ther mom. It is draining at times, and I too, have cut way back on being involved with volunteering for kids school stuff.
Time to sit back and take the time to breath...just breath.
Well said, and well written, Kristi. I hope you write a book, soon, Kristi...you are that good!❤️

Dolores Bennett

Hi...

I really like your writing and for being brave enough to lay it all out there.

Enjoying your thoughts in some way makes my day. Keep up the good work.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Pinterest

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Fullsizeoutput_21e
Welcome! So glad you stopped by. I hope you are encouraged by what you read here!