I have recently asked for prayer to help me deal with my obsessive need for perfection at home with the kids. I feel like I am always asking them to clean something up, be quiet, or go to bed. I feel as though the kids might only have memories of me NOT enjoying them. Guilt was weighing heavy on my heart.
My guilt subsided, if for only a little while, after having the following conversation with Janie on the way to school yesterday:
Janie: “Mom, next week is going to be the best week for you! You are soooo lucky!”
Me: “Why’s that Janie-girl?”
Janie: “Because it will be Thanksgiving break, and you get to have us home the WHOLE week!