To My Darling Daughter, I’m Sorry!

To my darling daughter, I’m sorry for telling you off today and making you cry. It was the smell of the poo that made Mummy very sick. I didn’t mean to make you feel terrible and I know it wasn’t your fault. I understand that it is all part of potty training and I know you didn’t like it either! The potty isn’t as scary as you think you know. I only left the room to try and compose myself and I really am thankful for you getting me my drink! You are such a fantastic little girl.

I’m sorry that I lay on the sofa a lot when we should be enjoying our day’s off together. I am just so tired at the moment and I just cannot gather enough energy to get us ready and out of the house! It’s no excuse though and I am going to try so much harder for you! Thank you for being so patient and caring.

I’m sorry for the times you watch me clean or go off and play nicely in your bedroom whilst I clean. I couldn’t ask for a better girl! I know I should just leave the cleaning sometimes and tend to your needs. I hope you know that I would much rather be playing with you then cleaning but sometimes I need to clean to be able to relax.

I’m sorry for the way I deal with your behaviour sometimes. I’m not very good at explaining why you shouldn’t do it. It’s because I can see that it’s not you! I know you are not an angry girl. I just want to help you to see that too! I don’t like it when you hit yourself in the head because it makes me feel terrible as your Mummy. You shouldn’t feel you need to do that because I am always listening to you I just sometimes leave you to figure things out yourself because I know you can do it!

I’m sorry for not always understanding what you are telling me. I know it gets you frustrated but I think I understand you better than anyone? I try my hardest to understand what you tell me and I will keep on trying with you because I don’t want you to feel angry or upset.

I’m sorry for getting cross with you in the middle of the night when everything is causing you distress. I know you can’t express your distress very well when you’re tired and I know you sometimes don’t want to cuddle up! But I just want to comfort you in the best way I know how.

I’m sorry for raising my voice sometimes. I know you don’t deserve it and there are no excuses. But know that I will always love you and you can never disappoint me!

I’m sorry we don’t always spend much time together as a family and we are always busy doing something else but I promise you we will do now that the weather is getting better.

I’m sorry I’m not a perfect Mummy and I don’t always keep it together but believe me when I say I could not be prouder to be called your Mummy. I love you with everything I have and I will do anything to make you the happiest you can be!

Amy xo
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  1. Aw, you are doing a fabulous job by the sounds of it! I could've written this myself, mummy guilt is so rife isn't it? And after all that I worry sick how A will cope when baby #2 comes along. We're all just doing our best. Thanks for linking to #MarvMondays! Kaye xo

  2. oh please don't say sorry. think of your own childhood. I don't remember my mum shouting at me etc and she must have done. We all do what we need to do. Parenting is hard and it is obvious you are doing a great job. Chin up lovely #MaternityMondays

  3. We do our utmost best for our children and at times it can be SO hard to keep calm, keep it all together and do the right thing at the right time. We all feel like this at times, take a deep breath and carry on, you are doing a brilliant job x #maternitymondays

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