Here are some of my recent Observations of parenting:
- Often unrewarding
I'm thinking I'm a bad mom that doesn't know how to set boundaries or command respect. I need counseling or a support group. They have been very rough on me and I'm not feeling the joy. I question whether all kids are like this or if mine are just especially challenging. Is it genetics? Is it my fault? Is it a stage? Is it because I have too many kids? Am I being being too much of a perfectionist? Am I just depressed?
One of my goals, now that our health insurance is set up again, is to get dialed in with a counselor. I know of an art therapy studio locally that has counselors/therapists. Might be hooky, but might be legit. Might be better than a stale office setting of psychoanalysis.
I'm watching a funny movie on Netflix right now and it's making me feel better - People, Places, Things. The kids are all doing their own things in front of screens. So wholesome and interactive - like a Norman Rockwell painting. Cheers!