Tough love is so hard under regular circumstances, but under these circumstances it breaks my heart. All I really want is to see the kids happy. Happy kids means kissing their collective butts. Good parents don’t do that. Good parents make their kids behave and listen. Good parents don’t buy their kids things, just to see them smile.
I need to be a good parent, even if I don’t want too. Even if it breaks my heart. I have to be in charge. I haven’t been a good parent for the last seven months. The time has come. I hope I can do it. (and I hope the kids don’t hate me for it)
Wish me luck.