I should read those two quotes when I’m upset with my older kid. He is a very smart boy (140 IQ), but a lazy one. And because of this laziness, sometimes, he brings home not so good grades.
I want to tell you a secret.
I always said am a so-so mother. I am not the worst and I am very far for being the best. And no, this is not the secret I was talking about.
Last week my kid had a school project – to color and decorate a pumpkin as a his favorite book character. He decided on a Pokemon from one of his Pokemon books. We bought all the painting supplies and he worked very hard to achieve that character. And that it makes things even hard for me… You see, I was supposed to sign a paper to agree with my kid participation in the school competition. And as the so-so mother that I am, I completely forgot about. I started filling in the file a few days before the due date, but I did not complete it due to other activities. And I did not check all the school files again later in the week and so my kid ended up with no paper.
When I picked him up on Friday, he told me that a lot of kids loved his pumpkin and asked why he did not participated in the competition. That was the moment that I realized I forgot the paper. And it was nothing what I could have done – Friday (10 a.m.) was the last day to enter in the competition.
I feel soooo bad, because he really worked hard on the project. And he had a big chance to win something – maybe not the first place, but maybe second or third. And because of me, now he doesn’t have that chance.
I was so ashamed of myself that I didn’t even tell my husband about. And it’s killing me. Maybe that’s why I’m writing this post – to release some of the guilt.
What do you think? Did you mess-up something for your kids?
What a crazy morning?!! Long lines at school, bad traffic, and a meeting starting at 8:00 a.m. Who decided to put a meeting so early in the morning when you need to drop your kids to school first? Do they know that the school does not open before 7:30 a.m. ?
I need some relax time and since I’m at work, the only thing that I can do is to look at this picture. This nice candle surrounded by lavender will help me see the day in a new light.
In USA, a new school year starts today! Are you ready?
Good luck to all the kids, teachers, and parents!