I could not have read two more perfect posts today. My husband (dad, brothers, mom) are always telling me to mellow out and relax with the kids. I am constantly micro-managing them and it’s really a bit insane. One because they are really good kids and two….well it’s just insane. It makes me high strung as I watch their every move or am I high strung because I watch their every move. I use to think it was because my kids are clearly adopted and I didn’t want to seen as a “bad” parent. I am totally capable of letting them be kids and relaxing at the park, etc. But sometimes, also know as meal-time, I get a bit over-bearing. The other times when we are in public (grocery store, zoo, etc) I can be a bit controlling and hyper aware of every move they make.
I am leaving on a business trip today and I need to relax and come back ready to be a “mellow” parent and a bit more type B and way less type A. Because my kids and I deserve a break.