Tonight I watched "The Help" with a friend. Those maids made for such sweet caregivers to children. So sweet. It reminded me of something my friend with teenagers told me not too long ago.
"The best parenting advice I can give you Denise. Well. I was perfectionist with my children. I expected too much of them, and I am really starting to see the negative effects of it now. So really, all you have to worry about is being the sweetest mother you can possibly be"
Ah! I never want to forget that advice.