Yesterday Be a Better Parent Challenge - Day 11 - You're not perfect, and that's okay
was good for so many reasons. I totally gave myself a break yesterday and it was awesome. Letting myself off the hook is great. It made me realize the only one holding me to these ridiculous standards are me. Who cares if I'm not perfect as long as I love my children and do what's best for them,I'm a good Mommy. So are you. How dd the accepting tat you are not perfect and letting go of the guilt affect your day yesterday?
Today's Be a Better Parent Challenge - Day 12 - Play what they want you to play is a little harder than yesterday's challenge, for me. I know it sounds easy enough but I tend to really get caught up in the whole "Wait a minute","As soon as I finish this.." spectrum. I don't want to be like that. I feel like I am letting them down but things need to get done. Maybe I will try and ignore some of my responsibilities and have some fun with the girls.I'm sure they don't care if the laundry is piling up. That is not going to be the memories they have of their childhood. The memories will be Mommy dressing up and having a royal picnic with them on the living room floor, or a royal tea on the veranda but if I keep doing the whole "no thing" the memories will be "My Mommy was mean and we never did anything". That's not what I want so, I will make a conscious effort to stop what I am doing and go play.
So, grab a cup of coffee or your other Mommy juice of choice and go for it. No fair if you've got the television on in the background. Give them your full attention and full focus, whether it's dressing up like the 3rd dancing princess or chasing them around the house playing ninjas.
Have fun Ladies. I've got to go, I hear a tea party calling my name. Play on , my friends. Let me know what you did fun to play with your kids today!