You should know that I’m the kind of mother who doesn’t laugh things off as often as she should, and who tends towards a little introspection.
I wish I remembered much more often that I have a sense of humour.
I wish I shouted less.
I wish good intentions were much more powerful than they are.
My parenting style is way more confrontational than I would like. I don’t really have regrets in life except for all the times I’ve lost my temper with my children and been more ratty / grumpy / ill-humoured than the situation really warrants.
I’m trying to change, and it astonishes me how difficult change can be.
(I’m also my harshest critic.)
What about you? Are you the kind of parent / partner / person that you wish you were?
And if so, what’s your secret?