After I felt terrible all day on Friday for being a failure, my Kindy child came out of his classroom and said, "Look Mum - my table won the week's points and we all got an award". Did he even mention missing the dress-ups? NO! After all that ...
That's the fun of parenting - it's totally unpredictable. For good and bad!
Have you seen that old movie 'Parenthood' starring Steve Martin? There's a great scene at the end of the movie where the couple have just found out they're pregnant with No 4. They're at a preschool concert for their daughter and their number 3 toddler is creating havoc on the stage. Dad is freaking out at the thought of another child in all this chaos but Mum's happy. They both imagine they're on a roller-coaster ride - up and down, up and down. Exciting, yet totally terrifying and risk-taking at the same time. Such a mixed bag of emotions. I love that scene. I often think of it as I ride my own roller-coaster day-to-day.
Parenting: the extreme sport!