I have worked tirelessly to evoke good manners and behaviors in my children. I have fought the good fight and dug my heels in with all the strength I could muster. I have driven home serenaded by the sounds of squealing because I refused to buy a toy at our neighborhood Target. And it is HARD.
Teachers are the unsung heroes of our society. They bring smiles and hugs and joy and energy and relentless patience to our babies every day. Here are a few reasons why I think kindergarten teachers pretty much hung the moon.
Where we lay our heads to rest at night says nothing about the state of our relationship. The truth is, we are compatible in just about every single way during waking hours, but in sleep? We are 100 percent incompatible. Polar opposites, and NOT the kind that attract.
I take them because in their absence, I am acutely aware of my failures and could spend most of my days focused on those. I take them because my anger, my irritability, my sadness are no longer exclusively my burden. The lines of ownership blur when you are a mother -- what was yours alone now bleeds into those babies.