Monday, March 19, 2012

Learning to let go of the WHY

As parents, moms specifically, do we ever get over the why? Why do the kids do the same annoying things everyday? Why do you correct the same behavior everyday? Why must you say the same things everyday? Why does it seem like all you do is try, try, try and nothing changes? Why does everything fall to us? Why is the unspoken rule that we handle everything? Why is it we can't have a day to be sad, cranky, moody or just tired? Because you know when you do all hell breaks loose, from the kids acting up to the husband! Then the big issues like why does your child choose to rebel? What could you do differently? Why would she waste her time with such a loser? Why would she turn from everything she knew? Why would she drop out of college? Why would she settle for so little? Why can't I seem to get a grip? Why can't I just let go, and not care so much? Why does it make me feel like my life is a joke now? Why does it make me feel so bad? Why does it make me feel like a bad mom?


  1. I feel like I live in the land of whys! From little ones literally asking why so much of the time & qustioning my every word, question or statement, to my own self wondering why I can't seem to get it together & be the mom/person I want to be...more organized, more physically fit (ok, let's be honest, just physically fit in any way), more patient, more consistent with my kids, more financially disciplined...ugh, the list goes on! Oh & then there are the rest of the people in my life...hubby, mom, MIL...why do they do(or NOT) do all their stuff with seemingly little concern for its impact on others...*sign*

  2. I hear you! I didn't even get into the mother in law stuff!! I'm glad I'm not the only one consumed with WHY!
    We just have to encourage each other :)