Monday, May 06, 2013

One of THOSE Days?

Do you ever have one of those days where you fear that your children are horribly behaved and that you are a terrible parent and have royally screwed up?   And that fixing things is going to be an exhaustive task that you're not sure you're capable of?

Yeah, just that.  I feel like I need the Super Nanny.

I don't feel like going into details, just suffice it to say that we are not pleased right now about certain things.  It's not one particular child or a specific behavior - just the overall feeling we're having right now.  And you add it to my high levels of stress right now when it comes to getting settled in the house, some projects at work, and managing all the other things at home that we have to do and I just feel completely overwhelmed and like a failure.  I don't even know where to begin.  Heck, I barely know which end is up right now.  Feelings of resentment toward your children don't exactly feel very good. (Of course these feelings of resentment toward them make you feel even worse because you know that you are the reason they are the way they are to begin with....double fail.)

2 comments:

Katie said...

don't get too down-- moving to the new house is a HUGE adjustment and I am not surprised if their behaviors have been tough. Emily's worst year was the year we moved. It was dreadful. Give the some time to work it out and just hang tough and stick to schedules & discipline. I'm pretty sure you are good parents w/ good kids. :))))

Erika said...

Thanks, K. I feel a little better today. We are having a family meeting tonight and are going to talk about nipping some behaviors in the bud. I do think things have been worse since we moved and considering things have been so up in the air since the fall when we were moving, I guess that is a good reason why things have been crazy. New house, new habits, right?