Raising really little ones, I can deal with. Teaching middle schoolers, I can deal with. Jealous two and a half year olds who don’t take naps, don’t listen, and don’t play nicely, I’m not so sure. Usually I’m pretty confident that I’m at least OKAY as a parent, but today I’m really wondering if Little Red would not be better off with anyone but me. I feel like I’m only one step away from being the ineffective parent of a teen parent.
Maybe tomorrow will be better. My discipline trick has always been to keep busy, and tomorrow is jam-packed.