Sometimes I let myself get caught up in the comparison game. I compare myself to the mom that keeps her house clean, does every DIY project on Pinterest, cooks the most amazing made-from-scratch meals every night and plays with her kids without losing patience. This mom makes me feel so bad about myself that I want to cry. Because I could never compare. And you want to know the worst part about this Mom? I've created her in my mind.
But you know what? I don't need to be that mom. None of us do. We just need to be their mom.
It's so easy to forget that. It's so easy to tell yourself that you are less than. It's so easy to forget all that you DO for them when the list of what you think you should do for them is endless.
But you know what? I like their mom.
Their mom finds joy in the random picnic night.
Their mom loves the sound of their giggles as they lay out blankets.
Their mom celebrates the small victory of no fights when they agree and pick out a movie.
Their mom has perfected the honey mustard to mayonnaise ratio - just how they like it.
Their mom isn't ashamed to admit that sometimes dinner in front of the TV is what SHE needs to get through the next couple of hours.
And their mom is grateful for the simple pleasures that come with this not-so-simple job.
Yep. I just need to be their mom. And I'm so glad that I am.
Linking up with Barb at Motivational Monday