You know when you are doing ten things at once, and that little voice enters your head, usually your own, and this voice tells you things about your life that you actually believe to be true for that moment in time?
Read on, you'll know what I mean.
These are the things that our voices say to us in our head, that are not necessarily true. It's like the voice of perfect parenting comes and 'gets' you. Every day. Here are some of the common ones:
1. YOU ARE THE BEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD!
Knitted a scarf, done a roast dinner, made a soup, pegged the washing out and sang to the kids? Pretty much all at the same time?
You are not the best mother in the world. You did good today. But it's probably just a temporary thing. Don't let it go to your head, sugar, keep your feet on the ground and prepare for...
2. YOU ARE THE WORST MOTHER IN THE WORLD!
House is a mess. Baby has a wet nappy soaked through to the vest. Did you have too many glasses of wine one night and fall asleep on the toilet?
You are not the worst mother in the world. Temporary glitch. You're doing a great job, just get on with it.
3. YOUR KIDS ARE THE CLEVEREST KIDS THAT EVER WALKED THE EARTH
Baby counts to 10? Toddler sings the alphabet and tells you all about their day?
Your kids aren't the cleverest kids in the world. Yes, they may be bright, but all kids come along at different times and they all catch up with each other in the end. Enjoy it. But don't let your head explode - you probably don't have a little Einstein on your hands here.
4. THERE ARE NO KIDS NAUGHTIER THAN YOURS
Did your kids have a tantrum in Asda because you wouldn't let them have Peppa Pig on your phone? Did they SCREAM the whole shop down and pull things off the shelf in temper?
They are not the naughtiest kids ever. It's just a phase. They all go through phases. All the time. Every few months, just ride it out. Give them the phone...
5. YOU ARE THE BUSIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD!
Finished an essay, Done a full day's work. Sang with the kids, done all the housework, wrote ten blog posts and made the dinner for tomorrow.
You are busy, yes that's true. But you are not that special to be the busiest person in the world. Maybe you just bite off more than you can chew, slow down.
Yeh, I just said 'chillax'
Hang on. I can hear the voice of perfect parenting right now...
YOU ARE TOO OLD TO GET DOWN WITH THE KIDS AND THEIR NEW WORDS...