Sunday, April 24, 2011

Did They Get That From Me?

When you were growing up did you ever dislike something about how your parents raised you and promise yourself that you would raise your kids differently? But then now after you have kids you realize exactly how much you are like your parents?

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.


  1. It can be so frustrating to be a parent. There are things that I wanted to change when I became a parent. I have been succesful in some things, some, proably not so. The thing that is so much comforting this time is that I can do something about it now. It is a gift when I see something because then I can change it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you! I look foward to reading more from you.

  2. I think we're all "guilty" of this one AND it drives me nuts! I have to keep on reminding myself that I'm doing my best and that no one is perfect.