I'm trying to sort out my kids today.
My eldest daughter got a 'call back' for a musical audition lead which has just put her over the top on the stress scale.
My son has a French Geography test today which has stressed him out too.
Thank goodness my youngest is still her usual sunny self.
But tell me; shouldn't thirteen and ten years old be too young to feel stress?
If I tell my kids to 'chill' a bit about this stuff does it mean I'm going to raise under achievers? Does teaching them how to keep things in perspective mean I'm a bad mother?
I want my kids to succeed but really I'm okay with them not getting a lead in the school play. I want them to do well at school too, but I'm also pretty certain my son is not going to need to know how to describe cold and warm fronts in French in order to succeed in life.
When does challenging kids become too much?
I think a stop at Dairy Queen after school today is in order.
As for me? They're stressing me out because I'm worried about whether or not they're doing okay.
Does Dairy Queen sell red wine?