The Parenting Lesson That Changed The Game For Me...Do you ever have those days where it seems like there is too much going on, everything is going wrong and in-between it all, there's a toddler hanging from you saying, "mommy" four thousand times a second?
Yeah, me too.
On those days, I want nothing more than to run away to a secluded island and stick my head in the sand.
I know for myself, and other parents I have talked to, we can harbor so much guilt for not being "on" and happy all the time for our children. Yet, it's impossible. We'd never hold anyone to that level of super-human ability, so why do we hold ourselves to it?
Thanks to plenty of conversations with other parents and articles about how losing your shit is normal, I don't hold myself to super-human standards anymore. Bad days happen to the best of us. I am human. I can only handle so much. I can only do so much. I can only be so selfless and "ON" for so long before I need a moment.
That's right, I now embrace losing my shit. I've learned to recognize when I am about to hit my limit and walk away... without guilt.