Well this came at a great time. Just yesterday when I was having a play date with Max and a friend of mine, I was grumbling about that fact that I wasn't a good mother because.....
Max isn't interested in art, probably because I don't sit with him and encourage him.
that Max doesn't seem to have a strong vocabulary, probably because I don't teach him enough.
Max isn't potty trained, cause I am afraid of the work,
Max is hitting me, probably because I am too reactive and he is just like me.
I've been feeling inadequate lately. I suppose because Max has been a little hard to handle at times. It makes one question their skills. Am I cut out for this? And I think it is good to question your skills, and re-evaluate time to time. I think that makes us better. But if we aren't careful, it can tear you down as well.
But watching this, it totally helped with my insecurities. Not that I won't always question if I am doing a good job, but that it reminded me that what I do for Max, it is out of love. Such an extreme love! I hope he feels that and knows that in his core, and that he can carry that forever.