I vote for no switching this year. We should all just stay cloaked in our pandemic anxiety instead.
I swear I posted this years ago, but I can't find it. Weebly likes to eat my posts sometimes, maybe that happened...anyway, I love this. I came looking for it tonight, and had to search for the original source so I could reread it, so I'm saving it here as well.
"Of course I am anxious. I have always been anxious. I am a perfectionist, an achiever... I like things a certain way. Myself. My life. My world...your anxiety has always served you well – it has helped you achieve and accomplish all the things you have achieved and accomplished. But. But now you are in a different place. You have a husband and kids and a life that is at its core chaotic, a life you cannot completely control. And this is making you anxious, it is… This is the perfect storm. This is too much…you do not know how to relax…" ~Aiden Rowley
Ugh, I try, but sometimes everything seems like a big deal.
Good info for kids (and parents!) with anxiety.
I really like this. Putting these into practice now.
I love this. We're having some courage/caution, bravery/anxiety issues with my son, and this perfectly captures what I've been trying to say.
Bravery is not blindly jumping into something.
I am not this extreme-- neither outwardly the perfectly-put-together mom nor the meanie meltdown mom (usually)-- but I can relate with the faking it part.
I try not to be fake. I try not to pretend. But sometimes, if I didn't pretend, someone might call the white coats to come get me. This (overly-shared) image struck WAY close to home for me. It's funny 'cause it's true...
This is why I love honesty among moms. Some have it together more than others, but no one has it together all the time. That person you think does? She doesn't.
I try to be positive yet real, empathetic instead of pitying, honest instead of fake-- especially in response to someone else's experience. Your 4-yr-old won't potty train? Potty training was easy for us, and I won't lie just to empathize, but the crib-to-bed transition was horrid, so my response could be something about readiness and patience and oh-God-I-get-it!-vent-to-me-any-time!
What do you think? How closely does this resemble you? Are you more worried about how others perceive you or how your family does? I'm here to tell you that the latter matters much more.
We started school so strong and simply and now a little voice is telling me otherwise...literally, a little voice saying he doesn't want to go to school.
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