“Finish your meals or nobody’s going out to play!”
“And what did I tell you about your dirty clothes? Where’s the laundry basket again?!”
“Will you all three please stop fighting?!”
I know just by reading these lines is kind of exhausting. And that’s exactly what I feel after a day of taking care of my three kids. I look forward to our bedtime because by then, my hyper active children would mellow down as they watch their favorite Tom & Jerry Show, Barney or Sesame Kids CD/DVD collections until it’s time to tuck them in.
Parenting is not always sunshine and daisies. There are times when all things seem to fall out of place from the minute you woke up and got off the bed. And just when you psyched yourself that you can survive that day, your little gremlins would test how much you can handle pressure.
I know it is unfair to take account of my children when I’m having a “bad day”. And during this instance, I know I’m acting like a Monster Mom and I am guilty about it.
When that realization comes to me, I try my best to make up to them. I am not hesitant to say sorry to my kids and tell them that Mommy is just having a bad day but it’s not their fault. What’s so amazing about kids is that they don’t hold grudges unlike us, adults. And I’m elated to say that they always love me and I’m certain of that. That’s my cue point to suggest a game, a snack or a movie that we can all enjoy together and it’s happy “us and our mommy again”.
I’m NOT a perfect mom, but I make EFFORT to be one.
Have you been a Monster Mom as well? Or it’s just me?