Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?

Words to remember…

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Words to remember…

  1. Did you apologize to your kids for being irritable? I think that’s one of the things I remember most fondly about my childhood – my mom had bad days, and admitted it. And tried to do better. I helped me to realize I could have a bad day, make a bad comment, do a bad thing – and that didn’t mean I was a bad person.

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  2. Wow – thank you for commenting! I’m afraid I didn’t! Didn’t even think about it. Sigh. I will though – that is SO important.

    Thank you again! What a great lesson to pass on to them…and what a great example your mom set for you!

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