I feel so guilty. I want great experiences for my kids. I feel like they were things that I missed growing up—that my parents didn’t push me to do more or be more…
Hat loves gymnastics and does so well at them…but it’s like pulling teeth to get her dressed appropriately and ready for it.
She adores preschool but to get her all dressed and ready for it (in the way I want) can be so difficult.
Then I feel so guilty and anxious when she’s upset or I’m forcing her to do something. And I question everything.
Some possible solutions
-give up preschool, give up gymnastics
Or fill her closet with only things that are appropriate to wear that day??
-buy her outfits for gymnastics??
-don’t expect her to ever do more than brush her hair. LET THAT GO. (Can’t totally. Sometimes her hair looks disgusting if it’s not brushed and I can’t let that happen.)
-don’t care what she wears??
I am weighing the options and I feel on this one I need to change my expectations rather than changing the circumstances and giving up these things.
I need to be more prepared for the day:
Go over the calendar with them and have them pick out what is appropriate for the next day’s activities.
Pack a lunch/food/decide what we will eat for breakfast and lunch so I can just prepare it rather than have to make decisions.
MORE TIME BEING WITH KIDS AND BEING PATIENT AND CALM.