10 year old saying "I'm sorry" is just a habit


Every time I become upset or frustrated with my kids (i.e. every day), my 10 year old begins to apologize for every little thing that happens. "I'm sorry, Mom." It has become his constant refrain whether he is the problem or not. He apologizes for EVERYTHING. I feel like a horrible mother, because I get frustrated with my kids. Both 10 and 6 year old seem to be walking on eggshells around me. I do not scream or hit or go ballistic in any way. I don't want to scar my kids, and I do not feel this is a healthy cycle. Am I wrong for getting upset (reasons: trash left around the house, dirty clothes on the floor, sloppiness, normal stuff.)? What do I do about the constant "I'm sorries"?

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