Motherhood means not losing control, even on those days when my kids make me question my abilities as a parent.
My strong willed child is four years old. I figured out that she was a strong willed child when she was 2.5. Her sister was born, and she fought to remain queen on the throne. I had to remind her that I was queen, and that even though mommy had to divide her attention between the two girls, I didn’t love her any less. I also had to remind her that if anyone was going to be worn down, it was going to be me, not her.
But one day I lost it. Physically, mentally & emotionally.