I'm continually wondering if I'm a good mum, and I guess a lot of mothers do. Today I heard some very sad news that a friend of a friend's little girl died in accident, she was 4. It's so sad and gets you thinking. I love my daughter more than life itself, and I want to make sure she knows it. At the same time I don't want her to be spoilt, but it's hard to find the balance. Then at the same time, I want to make her happy, but I get few up, tired, resentful of the constant demands.
I'm trying to teach my daughter that if she needs a drink, she won't always get it immediately, as I might be busy. If she hasn't eaten her tea, she doesn't get a biscuit. When it's down to me, I'm good at keeping things under control, what is harder is when I need her to do things. Getting dressed, brushing teeth can be a battle. I don't want to be the bossy mum, I want to be the fun mum. I want her memories of me to good, but then I don't want her to be spoilt, demanding and not have unreasonable expectations of what life will deliver.
Help, how do I make motherhood any easier?