Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bad Mom


I think this post is for me more than anyone else, but hopefully you find some points that you identify with (as is my hope for most posts).  These are just a few thoughts that I’ve been mulling over in my head lately.  The important step of putting it down on paper, kinda solidifies the thoughts in my mind.  There are so many things that happen during the course of the day that make me feel like I’m a bad mother at times.  When I got to really thinking about it, It's not that I'm a bad mom, but I am the mom and that means making a lot of decisions during the course of the day, and I’m the one that makes them…for better or for worse.  So here are a few of my ponderings along that train of thought.  Hope you enjoy.


You take a nap,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You laugh when your child cries,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You read a book with your child instead of folding the laundry,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You discipline your child,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You say no,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You put on a show and don’t watch it with them,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You fold laundry instead of reading a book with your child,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You put a frozen pizza in for dinner,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You find your girls without diapers on (so they could air out their bums) playing in a mess of brown sticky substance that is not chocolate pudding.
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.


You say yes
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You don’t always enjoy being home with your children,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You do enjoy having a break from them and you don’t miss them while your out,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You go to the farm, look down to tend to the girls, look up to find son missing.  Leave girls buckled into stroller next to the van, take off in hot pursuit, screaming out his name running in all directions, only to find him rooting through the farmers recycling bin saying that he wants a snack,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.

You give your child a freezy for breakfast,
It’s okay, you’re not a bad mom.
…you’re just human… 


What are some of your bad mom experiences? I would love to hear them!

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2 comments:

  1. This is such a great post! Sometimes I feel guilty for saying these things out loud to anyone. I had a playdate recently with a friend at IKEA and our girls were both past their nap times, crabby, and very persistent... they started crawling through all the cabinets and every cupboard they could squeeze their little bums into...we managed to carry them (of course they were not happy at this point) through that never ending store (with Ethan strapped on me in the carrier at the same time). We were going through the warehouse part when Grace decided to get down and start going in the empty spaces where the large furniture pieces are held...not the safest! I was so tired, exhausted, sweating and could not get her to come out for the life of me...I was desperate...I told her there were monsters in the bins to get her out! Not sure...that probably could count as a bad mom moment :) Probably not the best thing psychologically for her but it got her out and we all survived. Thankfully she hasn't mentioned anything about monsters since :)

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  2. Penny I loved reading this comment. Sounds like one of those crazy stressful moments that is not funny at the time, but looking back, it can give you some laughs. I sure laughed when I read this. Thanks so much for the comment Pen!

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