Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap … but by the seeds you plant
Robert Louis Stevenson
I really need to remember this. I’m afraid today was not one of my best days. I know that I shouldn’t beat myself up over it, but I do feel bad that I was irritable with my children this morning. I need to remember that what I do and say makes an impression and if I am too tired, then I need to take steps to keep it from happening again. I need to do better. I love my children and I want them to have happy memories of childhood – not memories of a grouchy Mommy. Sigh.
Well, now I know what I need to do. I’m not going to kick myself for my failures today, but I am going to do what I need to do to make sure I have a better start tomorrow: go to bed earlier. Yes, I’ll have to sacrifice the only time I have to myself during the day (which is hard) but that’s part of parenting.