I just stared at her, my jaw lying on the floor. What was happening? Was this a dream? Where was my daughter and who on earth was this heaven-sent angel standing before me?
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Instead of being bossy, feel the vulnerability you seek to avoid by complaining and controlling. Give yourself a hug. Give your kid a hug. Shut the f**k up! Your kid doesn't need fixing.
Your kids have the dexterity and intelligence to contribute. You'll be shocked by what they're capable of and the pleasure they may take in being helpful.
Many moms are happy and willing to martyr themselves.
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