How old are these rich "kids" of Beverly Hills? I'm pretty sure they aged out of the "kid" range like 10 years ago. If they are younger than 25, their diamond facials and botox are not doing their jobs. And really, it's painful to watch this show.
I REALLY like this. I like what it says about everyone-gets-a-trophy teams, relationships, and self-awareness.
YES, some of these apply to working moms too. Take comfort in the ones you identify with, and leave the rest for someone else :)
"Parenting a highly sensitive child, your intuition often becomes clouded by fears."
This is really interesting. I often think that we are kind of 'ruining' our kids by breaking their will, teaching them to follow exact rules...I am big on structure and rules, but I want my kids to be persistent, to speak up for what they believe, etc. It's hard to articulate; the best way I can think of is to say that I try to teach them to be respectful, not necessarily obedient.
Am I making any sense?!
Ahhh! Scary! It's so hard--instead of taking the kids with you and carrying them back through the parking lot, you leave them in the car for the 20 seconds it takes for you to RUN the cart to the return, which is in sight of the car BUT THEN THIS!
My phone just changed 'thanks' to ruffles'. Haha, I kind of like it, I might just leave it.
"It also creates a feeling of urgency—a sense that no matter how tranquil the moment, no matter how unpressured the circumstances, there's always a pot somewhere that's about to boil over." YES. Part of this is personality but part of it is learned, survival behavior. It drives me crazy that my husband stands in front of the toaster oven waiting for the boys' waffles to be done. I use that time to pour their drinks, feed the dog, etc. He laughingly argues that it's only 2 minutes, but those are 2 more minutes of time that I can recoup later in the day (maybe to pee, unless something more urgent comes up).
^And I know that toaster trick because I do it every day (whereas he only does it on the weekends), and feel that I've figured out the best way to do this and many other tasks. I sound like such a control freak, but it is how my household runs best. My husband is very involved, but there will always be a difference in mom's work and dad's work.
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