Oftentimes when we are being the grumpy mum, it is actually not because of our children. There are definitely times where we inadvertently take our own misgivings, insecurities, lack of self-esteem out on our children.
It is a hard thing to admit to, but one I’m sure has you squirming in your seat, just a little. I’m as guilty as the next person, and in particular I’ve had a lot of things that I’ve supposed to have got done and organised, and I’ve put it off and put it off. I’ve gone to bed and woken up and still put it off. I can feel myself getting grumpier and grumpier at my lack of forward motion on some pretty basic tasks: pay the bills, ring the accountant, organise a meeting.
This morning – instead of just thinking about it – I wrote a list!
And I have already ticked off two of the items, with only one more important one to do. The relief is amazing. Why I sat under that cloud of static non-decision making, and no action I don’t know? I was just stuck.
So … when you are feeling grumpy, stuck, not the happy parent and person you want to be … have a think, write a list, and get some of that ‘blah’ stuff out of your head and tick it off.
When you feel better, everyone in the family feels better.