No matter where we live or what we do, we all have lousy days sometimes. In this month’s newsletter, my husband shares some great ways to make lousy days turn out better.
John comes home from work one day to find Sally in tears. “I am a terrible mother,” she cries! “I don’t know why I ever let you get me pregnant! Any mother could do this better than me.”
Her three year old, Timmy, had tried to see how many revolutions a goldfish will make when you flush it down the toilet. He tried to teach the cat to swim too. Then he unwound a whole roll of toilet paper, wrapped himself in it, and stalked around the house droning, “You’re not the mummy! I am the mummy.” Certainly not the kind of potty training she had in mind. All of that before lunch.
The rest of the day was even more daunting. Timmy, the three year old tornado, had reduced a perfectly capable mother– a woman with a masters degree and a nice even temperament– into a sobbing mass of regrets. Did I mention that she is expecting their second child, too?
You’ve had days like that haven’t you? No? Oh. You’re one of those perfect moms who have discovered the foolproof secret to tranquil child raising. The rest of us secretly hope that the next time you and your husband make love, the result will be a Timmy. Then we’ll see how tranquil you are. Heh Heh. [Read more…]