Hello again busy Moms. I’m here to make another confession.
Read part 1 here. I especially enjoy all the amazing comments left by other Moms on that post. Makes my heart happy!
I really am very thankful that I fail a lot! Every time I fail and every time I struggle: I judge a little less and I become a little more humble. I have realized the older I get, the more I appreciate surrounding myself with friends that refuse to judge me and take me just as I am, and in return I do the same for them.
Really, if you look at kids, they are programmed that way. They love quickly, they forgive easily, and they accept others with only the slightest bit of common ground.
So, I am trying to adopt a child’s mindset and just do the best I can. My kids love me unconditionally, and I love them more than my heart ever thought possible.
Onto my confessions….
My name is Christine. I am a Mom to three high-spirited kids. I fail a lot as a Mom.
- I can’t seem to stay on top of my kid’s homework! All three kids should be reading extra everyday and practicing their spelling. However, there are 3 of them to keep up with and extra curricular activities to work in as well!!! Some days I rock it out. I have their homework lined up, lunches made for the next day, and bags packed and ready by the door. But some days (more often than not) I am running around in the morning looking for socks that match, refereeing fights that have broken out about who gets to read the cereal box while they eat, and finding lost library books.
- I curse! I try to rein it in, but sometimes the only word that seems appropriate for the situation starts with a “Mother” and ends in an “Ucker”. I have programmed myself not to curse in front of children, so don’t be scared to come over. I may say it secretly inside my head though, especially if I stub my toe or break something.
- I do not enjoy dropper-inners because my house is rarely orderly. I try my best not to obsess over what should be picked up, but as the dropper-inner talks to me, I’m scanning the room for all the things that could have been shoved away quickly had I had even a couple minutes of notice. Sorry, that’s just how I roll.
- I love and cherish time alone. I just do. I think that’s why I enjoy working out at times all by myself. I plug-in the earphones, and block out all the daily worries and just zone out. I’m able to focus on things I do have control over. It’s a good thing.
- I don’t know what to do with papers. All types of papers. Paid bills, kids drawings from school, newsletters, cards from loved ones…anything that resembles a paper. I just freeze up and put it in a pile to file. Only I never file. It’s a problem.
- I think a woman’s hand can tell you a lot about them. I often look at women’s hands to find out more about them when I first meet them. If they have chewed nails, they may be a bit of a worrier. If they have a nice set of gel nails, they have the patience to go in over and over to get them filled. I have always wanted gel nails. But I know myself well enough to realize that I will walk around obsessing about breaking a nail. It’s ok, I admire every nice manicured hand I see (this has nothing to do with failing as a Mom…it’s just an observation.)
- I HATE putting away laundry. I fold it, but don’t put it away. My kids often pick the day’s clothes from the clean laundry basket.
- I often get lazy about making healthy suppers. Sometimes it’s just easier to throw in nuggets, or pick up the phone to the nice people at Panda Hut. The delivery dude knows my name and remembers that my daughter likes the free calendars they give out once a year.
- Sometimes I can’t wait until 5 pm to have a glass of wine. I’ve deemed 5 o’clock as the social acceptable hour to have a cocktail.
- I love my family so much, but sometimes I pull away when I miss them to make it easier that I miss them and they are far away.
- I enjoy humour perhaps a little too much. I often make inappropriate jokes at inappropriate times. I’m sorry, it’s a defense mechanism. It’s like I have a touch of tourrettes. See, inappropriate joke. Case in point.
Roll call to all busy moms, share a confession with a friend today or share one here! We all have weaknesses, and we all fail in the Mom department. Mom guilt really doesn’t serve a purpose, life is just a little easier when you can laugh about it with a friend. We are all just Moms who love our kids unmeasurably and we try our best. Let’s give each other a break! 🙂