I love my mommy, but…she is always telling me what to do.
I love my mommy, but…I sometimes get scared when she is mad.
I love my mommy, but…I wish she would remember to bend down when she talks to me.
I love my mommy, but…I get upset when she doesn’t understand me.
I love my mommy, but…I hate when she makes me wait.
I love my mommy, but…she tries to make me sleep and I don’t like it.
I love my mommy, but…I don’t always want to go the places she wants to go.
I love my mommy, but…I have a hard time getting her attention when she is talking to others.
I love my mommy, but…it isn’t fair that I never get to be the boss.
I love my mommy, but…I can’t wait to be bigger.
Sometimes we moms forget what it is like to be a small child on the receiving end of things. So many decisions are out of his control and it is frustrating not to be able to do the things grown-ups take for granted. It is a challenge being a parent but it is also tough being a kid. Next time you are having a hard time with your little one, try switching your perspective. Putting yourself in your child’s shoes just might give you the insight you need to help keep your sanity.
***The Gen X Moms are no longer writing as a group (too many scheduling conflicts) but you can continue reading about my adventures with Rocky on my new blog at: