Sunday, April 24, 2011
Did They Get That From Me?
It makes me fret that I'm passing along impatience to my children. I know I got it from my mom and now I'm terrified I'm passing it down to my kids. At this stage it's hard to tell if they're impatient or just being normal small children but it's something that crosses my mind whenever I see them act out. I always swore I would be more patient than my mom was with me and yet I see myself acting just like her sometimes.
There are certainly good things I picked up from my parents that I know I'm passing down to my kids but those are hard to focus on when your kid is throwing a temper tantrum in a restaurant. It disappoints me that I wasn't able to be a better parent in the way I wish my upbringing had been different. It's something I struggle with and hope I can either come to terms with or find a way to break this chain of parenting mistakes.