Over brunch I was talking with some friends this weekend, two being brand new parents, and I was saying how I have lost all control around the house and that I needed to be on one of those Nanny shows to have them come and tell me what I'm doing wrong. Certainly I'm to blame for my kids fighting endlessly and clinging to my side to the point that we don't get space from each other.
My good friend's husband said that even his adorable neices and nefews who are as sweet as can be have moments that they think, "wow, this kid is CRAZY." He mentioned that there are times when even kids that seem perfect most of the time, there are weeks when no one wants to spend time with these kids. Obviosly at our house, we had a week just like that. After a week like last week, I simply need to step back and remember the amazing times that we do have and reflect on those. I also happened to pick up a few parenting books this weekend to brush up on my skills. It never hurts, I know I have plenty of room for improvement.