Every time I watch my boys sleep, I get a huge knot in my throat. A wave of guilt comes over me. In those few minutes I reflect on what kind of mom I was for the day and I ask myself the same questions: Why did I lose my patience? Was I a good listener? Did I engage them enough? Was I mentally present today? Almost always I think I wasn’t good enough. I sigh and whisper a promise in their ear that tomorrow I will be better. Lately, after reprimanding Diego for bad behavior, I say to him, “I don’t expect you to be perfect but I do expect you to be respectful and polite to others.” I must think about that every time I engage with my boys…just be respectful to them.
Have a great weekend everyone!