i worry a lot that i'm too hard on cate because she's my only child. i worry a lot that she may perceive me as crazy and not the mom she wants because i am super dramatic. i worry that she doesn't think i'm a nice mom because i can be super grumpy. i worry a lot that she isn't enjoying her childhood and having fun because i worry so much and keep her on a tight leash.
so the other night in my worrying i asked, "cate, what kind of mom do you want me to be?" and she gave me a cozy and said, "just like you are- you know, nice and fun." i teared up a little...that's the last answer in the world i expected. another lesson that worrying does no good!