Did you know that even though my kids are 2 and 4 . . . okay, they are actually 2.5 and 4.5 . . . I still dread being alone with them for extended periods of time? You didn't know that . . . now you do.
What do I mean by extended period of time? Well sadly, if it is around bedtime it doesn't even have to be all that long. Does two hours count as extended? Probably not eh?!
Honestly I don't know what it is that I dread. Perhaps I worry that I will feel overwhelmed and yell when it is really not necessary. This creates a fantastic feeling of anxiety.
The anxiety leads to me quickly feeling overwhelmed and yelling when really yelling is not called for. This my friends is that is called a self-fulfilling prophecy and it is awesome . . . or not so much.
So there you have it, I have been a mom for almost 5 years and I am still scared to be alone with my kids. I suspect that this confession will totally take me out of the running for Mother of the Year! :)