Why I Think It’s Ok To Just Be An “OK” Mom (GALLERY)
I'll let you in on a little secret...I AM NOT THE BEST MOM IN THE WORLD! Spoken into existence for the whole world to see and you know what, I'm ok with it.
Being a mom is not easy. We carry the weight of the world on our shoulders even those of us that have amazing husbands to help. During this pandemic may have even brought out those extra demons we keep tucked away in a secret closet.
The media does not help. It paints a picture of these perfectly groomed and well put together women and family. THAT IS A BUNCH OF BULL!
We are all just one spilled sippy cup or now NTI homeschool assignment away from losing our crap. I say lose it! It makes you normal. In fact, it makes you a complete and total rockstar.
While I totally get that not every single person is comfortable with airing out their business on live radio or Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat (that is alright too) but there is something completely freeing about just putting it out there. It allows other moms and dads to feel not so crazy too. When I say you are not alone trust me I have talked with more parents lately that feel they are falling short as Worlds Best. Heck, I say be in the moment and let go if you want, lay your head back and relax in what is because you may be in this unfortunate state for some time.
I have learned to take the good with the bad and roll with the punches. I became a mom at a young age. I was not married and had no clue what I was doing. Now 17 years later I am raising two teenage boys full of testosterone and attitude and two completely all over the place littles (one of those being a full-on dramatic 4-year-old girl) and a completely unpredictable 7-year-old young man.
You've heard it before kids don't come with an owner's manual or instructions of any kind.
Life at our house is never sane. Not even for one second. To be totally transparent Tucker did his NTI work alone most days and when Braden asked for help my response is "if I can't do first-grade math I am pretty sure I can't do 8th grade...GOOGLE IT" I know it's terrible but I also know I am not alone in that battle. I've seen some of y'all on social media.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Braden and Tucker have worn the same outfits 3 to 4 days in a row and my thought "less laundry for us to do." I smell them and if I can stand being in their presence they're good to go.
This too shall pass as my momma would say. So for now in the peak of chaos, I shall remind myself I am good with being the world's most okay mom. My children at the end of the day don't need me to be a superstar. They need me to show up, love them, discipline them, laugh with them, cry with them, and be their mom first and foremost.
And so do your children. As Mother's Day approaches us please remember God chose you for your children and he never makes mistakes.
MAY YOUR DAY BE BLESSED ABUNDANTLY!