A few weeks ago I wrote a post entitled reason why I’m a bad mom. It was a joke of sorts, poking fun at the fact that I’m doing just about every damn thing all the parenting “experts” and maginzes say not to do. Since that post the search engine terms for my blog have overwhelming been; “I’m a bad mom” “I’m a crappy mom” “I’m a terrible mother” and so on. Seeing those search terms regardless of the fact they are bringing hits to my blog are bothersome to my heart.
I wondered if those women really are bad mothers. Do they abuse and neglect their children or were they just having a bad day and like many of us allowed mommy guilt to get the best of them? Look, sorry for the encouragement here, but Motherhood is hard and none of us are going to get it right, ever!
So you had a bad day and raised your voice 3 times before 10am this morning—so did we. So you swatted your kids butt for not listening—so did we. So you over reacted—so did we. So you left them in time out a little longer than you should have because you just didn’t want to deal—so did we. So you didn’t want to build the Lego castle, read that book or play with the Tonka truck and instead you sat on the couch—so did we. So you caved in and gave them that candy that just 10mins ago you told them they couldn’t have just so they’d shut their mouth—so did we. So you didn’t feel like cooking and gave your kid cereal, popcorn or fruit for dinner—so did we. So you took the long way to day-care because you just didn’t feel like playing mommy today—so did we. So you wished they would just fall asleep so you could have some peace and quiet—so did we.
So you had a bad day—you’re human, you’re a mom, and you’re amazing!