Parenting is challenging
Parenting is challenging. The summer holidays are full of fun, laughter, play, exploration, family time and sunshine. We are having a wonderful holiday time, but it is not all a bed of roses. There are many challenges we face as parents…..fighting siblings, screaming and shouting children, lots of “I wants” and lots of time to fill.
I love filling the time with activities, days out, free play, craft, outdoor fun, friends and cooking, but amongst all the fun I am finding things very challenging at the moment. I don’t often write about our negative behaviours, as I’m sure my kids won’t want that plastered all over the internet when they are older, but parenting is hard, no matter what age the children are.
I know there is no such thing as a perfect parent, but this week I have felt like I am failing. I know many of the things I should do and need to do to turn things around, but it is so difficult, why can I not manage it? My children are generally very good kids, but they can get so high, I desperately want to calm them down sometimes, but never manage it. They are fun-loving all the time, excited with life, it is wonderful to see in them, I wouldn’t want them any other way, but, boy is it exhausting!
I want to cherish every moment I have with my children while they are young, as I know it will soon be gone, so I need to get my act together very quickly. However, I think I am also my own worst enemy, putting too much pressure on myself to be a good mum (not perfect, just good). I’m sure that’s what we all want.
I am loving the fun we are having these holidays and there really is a lot of it, but amongst this, life is challenging!
How are you feeling during these summer holidays? How do you manage?
If you have any tips please do share.