I am not supermom. And do not want to convey that at ALL through this blog. I mean, would you all still read if I posted all the rough days and not happy ones?
Let me tell you about some of my days. Some days, I don't make it out of my pjs. I ride through the carpool line in fuzzy slippers, pjs, glasses, and makeup from the day before. I have forgotten to sign report cards. (Well ONE report card). I have forgotten lunches and water bottles for my kids for school. Sometimes dinner is STILL on the table the next morning. Rarely, but it happens. I forget to brush my kids teeth sometimes. (!yeah.true!) I forget to brush MY teeth sometimes.
My kids bite. Hit. Yank things out of each other hands. Lock each other out of rooms. And hide each others toys. And I'm guilty of raising my voice at them. Some days there is a child crying all.day.long. Or so it seems.
The other day, Landon threw an exercise ball at Lillian's head and it cut her eye. There was discipline and tears. (And secretly I would have loved to have seen that happen - like how much air it got leaving her face)
They call each other names. Lately it's "poo poo" and usually Lillian doing the name calling.
I won't even tell you how long my sometimes bathrooms go without a GOOD scrub down. Or how sometimes, I choose sleep or a couch break over laundry and mopping. My sinks are rarely "toothpaste-glob" free.
I promise...I can't and don't "do it all".
BUT, I will say that I've seen changes in me. I've seen my patience grow over the years. My perspective shift a little. I feel a less entitled to "my own time" and am OK if I don't get to leave the house and do something every.single.day. I'll have ALL day to myself before I know it. I know that on my deathbed, I'm not going to say, "Goodness, I wish I had had more time to myself when my kids were younger!"
I guess you would call it contentment with my life right now. And hope to keep growing and learning.
We ALL get overwhelmed sometimes. But you just have to pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and KEEP GOING!
So to all mommies out there:
You are doing a GREAT JOB!
You are valuable and blessed and your hard work does not go unnoticed!!
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. "
you just described my life! ha! and that of many others. we all need to be a little easier on ourselves. this line is a bit cliche, but it still works...your kids will not remember how clean the floor was or how shiny your appliances, but they will remember the fun they had being with you!ReplyDelete
girl!! i dont have kids yet and my toilets go for what seems to be eons without a scrubbin and naps always take precedent over cleaning!! i hope i can be half the mom you are!ReplyDelete
YOU are doing a beautiful job!ReplyDelete
I'm glad to know it's not just me that seems like it never ALL gets done. By the time I get home from work and pick up James Paul (1 hour round trip) we are good to get dinner on the table and a bath! It's encouraging to know that other moms deal with the same stuff.ReplyDelete
thanks for being real. esp the part about how much air the ball got...I'm with you. :)ReplyDelete
what an encouraging, real blog!!ReplyDelete