Not Again…Failing as a Parent

Grrrr and a whole jar full of swear words! I did it again. I slept through the 6 alarms on my phone, the big alarm clock in the bedroom, and both the kiddos’ alarms. My daughter opened my bedroom door at 7:45 (the time we should be walking out the door) and told me the time. I frantically jumped out of bed and went to wake up my son. I was telling both of them “don’t panick, but hurry and get ready”, while trying to hide the fact that I was panicking.

We made it to school just before the second bell rang. There were about 8 other cars in front of us in the drop off lane outside the office. I watched my kiddos get through the front door, but I don’t know if they made through the next doors without having to get a tardy pass.

I feel like I am totally failing as a parent this school year. I remember, I used to wake up around 5:30 each day, despite how late I would go to bed. Now, it doesn’t seem to matter how much sleep I get; I struggle to wake up. I know part of it has to do with my medication that I talked about here, and hopefully I can get that straightened out when I see the physician on Friday.

It is just so frustrating. I feel like I am letting my kids down, jeopardizing their academic success, and causing them unnecessary stress. I’m sorry kiddos; Mommy will get it together soon, I hope.

Wishing you all a stress-free day.

With love,


20 thoughts on “Not Again…Failing as a Parent

  1. My darling daughter, you are NOT failing; you are a great mom! Those kids love you with all their hearts. S@#! $* happens. You will get it worked out and things WILL get better. There are hills and valleys.’re in a valley right now. Just wait when you get to the top of the hill! What a great view that will be! Xoxo, the Momma

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  2. I’m not a parent, so I can’t really put myself in your shoes. But please don’t beat yourself up over something like this. I work with kids every day whose parents genuinely couldn’t care less about their kids’ well-being. The fact that you care enough to panic is amazing in and of itself.

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  3. Thank you for this. I just feel so bad when stuff like this happens…they are both very emotional and stress easily just like me. I don’t want to add to that. It’s heartbreaking to know that there are parents that don’t care. It’s good that they have someone like you working with them. Thanks again.


  4. After reading a few of your posts, the obvious answer is you re a great parent!!! You have to let yourself off the hook. This is the disease talking, making you feel guilty. You are no longer that gal who woke up at 5:30AM. (Fibro took her away.) You are the gal who makes sure her kids are healthy, happy, warm, and sometimes late for school. That is more than enough! (Plus I agree with your mom, hills, and valleys!) ~Kim

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