...and I'm sure this won't be the last time. By that mean, my law, my rules. I set all these standards and rules for myself and then I can't always accomplish it. So I feel like a failure. I am making myself crazy.
I will fold that laundry before naptime today and if I don't get around to it I feel ashamed when Chris wakes up and folds it. (he never complains~it's just me worrying what he thinks)
Dinner must be at 5 and if it's not I feel like I have messed up the whole "schedule"
Homework and baths immediately following dinner. Sometimes we do these out of order and it bugs me WHY DO I CARE? as long as it gets done right!
Bedtime at 8 EXACTLY not a minute later and if they aren't in the bed I get impatient with them and aggravated with myself for not getting it done.
Or I might tell myself "I'm not going to yell at my kids today" and when I do I feel like such a bad mother.
What is wrong with me? Surely I'm not the only mother out there who does this. Or am I?
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