Those descriptions might be a bit dramatic, even I will admit that.
The thing is, I find myself drifting to the left then over correcting and finding myself somewhere off to the right. I feel like an drunk driver and I don't like it.
Balance. It's what I strive for in most aspects of my life. I said strive, not achieve, just for the record.
One thing I try to limit is screen time. North America has an obesity problem that, in my opinion, is not helped by the fact that most of us sitting comatose in front of some form of electronic screen for too much of the day. I don't believe in not having a TV at all. I think deprivation can lead to rebellion. Rebellion is always a risk, I am not willing to up the ante on that one.
Another thing I try to limit is junk food and processed food. I know I feel like horse dung when I eat too much of it so by default it just can't be good for growing boys. However, again, deprivation is not the answer. So we have our treats and try to fill tup on decent food the rest of the time.
Sometimes there is too much TV time and too much junk food. I wish it went the otherway around but sadly, it rarely does.
Then there are the things that I cannot control. Things that I know people judge me on. Or maybe I just judge myself?
My kids are who they are. They are not outgoing. Have you met me? They are not antisocial either but they can come off as slightly rude because they are shy and uncomfortable around adults they don't know well. Frankly they can be shy around adults they know well. It is who they are. I cannot make them outgoing. I cannot change who they are.
I know this. Other people may not but I refuse to make excuses for my children. They do not have to be excused for who they are.
I got extremely off topic here. What was I saying again? Oh yeah, I am drifting between lanes trying not to crash the car.
Maybe I need a GPS?