Everything Teresa does in life is for her 2 beautiful girls.She does nothing without first considering how her actions will affect her girls. Every dream, every breath, every prayer is for her girls. Her talent for showing her love is as grand as her love itself. She bakes like Betty Crocker and cooks like Sara Lee. The magic Teresa creates for her girls at Christmas is inspiring. As I said I strive to be the kind of mother that she is so what am I so stressed about?
The stress comes from the lack of interaction my children have with members of my family. Even though we live about 30min away I rarely see my sister and father. My boys really do not have a close relationship with them and because they are not as involved in their lives my kids are shy and standoffish with them. They see them as family/strangers so I worry for my kids and how they will react to being left with my family.
So I am stressed out and because I am stressed out and feel that I don't have another choice or any control over what my kids will feel or that I will not be able to comfort them I do what comforts me and gives me a sense of control I clean. I clean, I vacuum, I straighten and I remember that this is how I perceive things to be and if I do not want my children to react in a negative way on Friday than I should not reveal my stress and worry to them. Wish me luck friends because as they say it is easier said then done.