On: Liking your kids
I’ve heard whispers around that some people don’t always like their kids.
Only I mean for shame that it’s only whispers. It shouldn’t be one of those “unspoken” emotions. It should be talked about. Because you know what? It’s normal. I’d bet everything I have that every.single.mom has not liked their spawn at one point or another.
Is there anyone in your life you like ALL THE TIME??
No matter how much I love the people in my life, I don’t always like them. My kids included. They are people too. With their own personalities, attitudes and ideas. You’re not always going to mesh with them. That doesn’t negate the love you have for them. In fact, admitting this will probably lift the guilt and enhance your relationship. Trust me, they aren’t always going to like you.
We, as mothers, need to STOP being so hard on ourselves. Seriously. Yes, this is all very important, but stop spazzing, beating yourself up, drowning in guilt and all the rest. Perfection is over rated.