I am part of a number of mommy groups online and can I tell you what shocks me the most? The sheer number of posts about father’s behaving badly and women asking advice about how to deal with them. The issues range from cheating, porn and strippers to men who do not stick up for their wifes. Absent fathers. Father’s who do not help out around the house or share child rearing responsibilities. And do you know how often fellow moms use the response, “Boys will be boys”? Too often!!!
Some days are harder than others. For a great number of reasons. Today is hard because there is enough work to completely overwhelm me on a normal day never mind after a night with a sick toddler. Today I feel scared that there is so much to do that I will not be able to do it all at the level of perfection I hold myself to. So I gave myself a little pep talk for the day. The gist of it is that I need to live my life as a role model for my child. I need to live out the lessons I want him to learn.