(It doesn't mean something is wrong with me!)
I felt this in my bones.
Little kids are physically and emotionally draining. I distinctly remember the day my son reached across the table to plate his own food and I gave a silent “alleluia!”.
Then they get a bit easier for a while. Then they turn into teenagers and the emotionally hard is all consuming.
The days are long but the years are short. That is true when you look back, but doesn’t feel like it when you’re neck deep in child raising.
Right now I feel like I’m failing more than succeeding with the emotionally charged teenage terrorists! 😂
Lean into your support network and verbally tell those negative thoughts to scram.
Yes, Hannah being a mother is the hardest job in the world that no one tells you about. And the hardest part is that you never know if & when you are doing a good job. No matter what you do your children will protest & push back on your rules & if you give in you are too easy they will know it & if you are tough & stick to your guns they will be angry at you. Being a parent is a no win situation, until you are rewarded with the love, the hugs & kisses & your own self confidence. You are doing an amazing job as a working mom of 2 young children - keep reminding yourself that 95% of the day was wonderful. It's not easy but you & Toni will succeed & raise 2 amazing children who will contribute to our world & become well adjusted adults. You are so fortunate to also have the best Bubbie & Zadie to help with Simone & Julius. Hang in there, all my love, Aunt Shelly