After a rough night of getting McKayla to bed, I sit here feeling guilty and horrible.\
I have it easy. My kids don't have any serious illnesses. They're both growing and thriving. Happy and healthy.
Other parents aren't so lucky. Other parents are spending the night worrying and fretting over a sick child in the hospital or even worse; not with us anymore.
How can I get so upset over McKayla not going to bed when I ask her to? How can I NOT feel guilty that I have to fight with her every night when some parents would give ANYTHING to have a child to fight with, argue with and yet still love?
At least I have my kids. Yes, we may argue, yell and cry occasionally but we still get to laugh, hug and love each other too.
So parents, when you've yelled at your kids or been angry with them, don't forget to hug them and tell them you love them. Don't forget to cry with them and maybe even apologize for losing your cool. They'll remember and maybe they'll learn from it too.