Kids, Life

I Don’t Expect You to be Perfect…

March 9, 2012

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!
Your friend,

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  • Reply Nancy March 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Oh betty, you made me teared,I know exclacly how you feel, I experience the same things and fellings every night, and I pray to God to give me an opportunity to be a better mom the day of tomorrow. it is so frustrating to feel this way, because you know you love your kids like no other you give you life for them in a brink, so why is it that we get so agravated when they misbehave why is it that sometimes we just don’t want to listen to them? I guess is part being human and is part of being imperfect. But is always good to reflect on it, to pray about it and to improve it. And to ask God please give us patient.

  • Betty
    Reply Betty March 15, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Thanks Nancy. It’s all about reflecting and being conscious…to improve every day because you are right..we are not perfect.xoxo

  • Reply Caro March 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I do the exact same thing everyday… Sigh

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