But it surely seed as if I’d fallen from the face of the planet!!
Just engulfed by the harsh and tiring realities of raising a son (who is 4 and a freaking half now), being a wife, and working full time. And when I say “engulfed” – I mean engulfed!!!
This week we coined the phrase “Mom Fail” when I (or my wife) fail to get something done…like sunscreen before school or packing a snack for after swim lessons. Truth be told, there are so many Mom Fails…what I am trying is to own them, talk about them with lil’ B and show him how to move on after you “fail”. Teaching failure recovery, how to discuss the failure, reflect upon what may have caused the failure, and demonstrate what to do with that failure is current Job #1.
B will surely fail more than he succeeds…especially if he is really trying, really taking (calculated, I hope) risks. I want him to be in the habit of getting up, dusting off the remnants of the failure, and…moving forward to try again.
So, it is with this tone that I re-enter the blogging world….no flogging myself in remorse about the several years lapse…just acknowledge the failure….and move on.