Is there such a thing as a TOO-GOOD mother?
You know, the one who keeps an immaculate house.
Prepares an organic, unprocessed, home cooked, original meal every night of the week AND stays within the food budget.
Has the laundry done and folded and nicely placed in everyone's drawers. (No one need ever scour the dirty clothes hamper for not-too-filthy socks.)
Knits sweaters with certified organic alpaca yarn.
Wears high heels without falling.
Has perfect hair.
Is never sharp, prickly or selfish.
Is never late.
Has a craft prepared for every holiday and for every holiday a craft.
Anticipates her child's every need. He need never ask for anything. He need never wait.
But best of all, she destroys any chance her children have of ever being happy with a spouse, because they'll always be comparing either themselves or their spouse to HER.
All my shortcomings as a parent are actually Gifts to my children, because there are more important personality traits than perfection.
Now, don't you feel better?