Thursday, January 15, 2009

To-Worry List

Am I consistent enough?
Am I impatient?
Am I kind enough to myself?
Am I strict enough?
Am I taking myself too seriously?
Am I taking them too seriously?
Am I too hard on myself?
Am I too hard on them?
Am I too strict?
Are they developing friendships the way they should?
Are they happy?
Are they spoiled?
Are they too physical?
Did I read to HRH more than I read to Gremlin?
Do I change their sheets often enough?
Do I expect too little of them?
Do I expect too much from Andy?
Do I expect too much of them?
Do I expect too much of them?
Do I show enough patience?
Do I spend too much time on the computer?
Do I worry too much about how others perceive us?
Do I yell too much?
Do they eat enough vegetables?
Do they fight too much?
Do they have enough alone time with us?
Do they realize how much they are loved?
Do they spend enough time with Daddy?
Do they spend too much time on the computer/video game?
Do they watch too much TV?
Do we have enough rules?
Do we model behavior correctly?
Have I established clear behavioral guidelines?
He doesn't know all his letters, HRH did at this age.
How do I teach them empathy?
Is he too sensitive?
Should I force him to give up the pacifier?
Should I give them chores?
Should I give them vitamins?
Should we teach them more about religion?
What do I do when I reach the end of my rope?
What do their teachers think of me?
Why can't he play independently?
Why can't I admit I need help?
Why do I feel like I've failed if I get help?
Why do other moms seem to have it more together than me?
Why is this so hard?

Now what?


Dysd Housewife said...

WHOA. That's harsh.

Eudea-Mamia said...

No what?!

You return my worry list this minute missy.

And then take up yoga - that was on my to-do list you swiped too.

(I figure, just worrying about this stuff must mean we're pretty good parents - if it didn't occur to us to worry about it, then I'd be worried. You know?)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

If I consolidated my list I would definitely have to up my prozac prescription...

rn terri said...

We are all in the same boat. ;-)

Jennifer Suarez said...

"Why do other moms seem to have it more together than me? "

Well, I can't speak for everyone else... but I sure don't :-D

Stimey said...

I bet we all have the exact same list.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

A pretty universal list I would think.

JCK said...

Have it more together? Well, I've downed 2 handfuls of semi-sweet chocolate chips, eaten a strawberry yogurt and am in bed with a cat.

Otter Thomas said...

Hey I'm 16 months late, but that is exactly how I feel minus the older kid stuff. You have put into words my worrying better than I could myself.


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