Do you ever have those days when you feel like your children are acting crazy, you're constantly saying "no" and the day is just no fun for anyone involved? I had one of those days yesterday.
Here's the really hard part about days like those...it's usually about me, not the kids. If I'm being truly honest with myself, it's usually me that's being impatient and distracted, not them misbehaving. So it's really a Not-So-Great-Mom day, rather than a Not-So-Great-Child day.
One of my goals as a parent is to be PRESENT in my children's lives (hence the title of my blog). But on those Not-So-Great-Mom days, I'm NOT being present and it's sometimes hard to turn those days around. Usually if I just recognize that it's me and not the kids, I can change my attitude and turn the day around. But sometimes it's easier said than done. Yesterday it was not so easy. My funk remained until I left for my biweekly yoga class (thank goodness for yoga!).
But today is a new day and we as mothers are entitled to an off day every now and then (and a day off would be nice, too!).
Here's a question for all of you moms out there; how to you recover from your Not-So-Great-Mom days?