This is just a post to vent for a sec.
I consider myself a pretty good GD mom. I'm far from perfect as a mom/ person, but I work and try hard to do the right thing for my children and family.
I am just worn out right now. I know I'll feel better in a day or two, but Darn it!! GD is hard. There are no short cuts. It is the right way to go for the long term, but it just takes up a lot of time and I have found myself just WISHING they would
JUST LISTEN! I am sick with mastitis and now a cold I caught from the kids. I've been taking care of everyone and I have no energy for all of the explanations and sometimes bargaining that is the norm for us.
I have created a situation where my kids are not just "the kids". They have their opinions, choices, and are used to speaking their minds even if they hear a "no, not tonight". I don't think I am wrong in this, but at times like now when I am running on empty, I'm just imaging what it would have been like if I was more strict or authoritative in my parenting style.
I'm just so tired. I wish they would just do what I say for a few days.