I want to be consistent in my parenting, but I want to pick my battles.
I want my daughter to obey, but I want her to think for herself.
I want to encourage reading, praying, using the bathroom, asking questions; but I want bedtime to last 15 minutes rather than an hour and a half.
I want my daughter to know I am always here for her, but I want some time away from her.
Before I became I parent, I didn't realize what a balancing act it would be. Family time, me time, dependence, self-sufficiency, creativity, task completion, attachment, and on and on it goes.
Some nights, I'm just tired.