My Super Power is – Being a Mom!
Today I had some play dates and ran errands with them. I got dinner on the table and watched a fun movie, had a tickle fest, and rode bikes to get ice cream.
And… I yelled at them. (Like screamed my head off) And sent them to their rooms. Together and separately … and said “oh my fucking God” under my breath about 50 times in just a few hours.
You see this is what it’s like to be a parent … and I don’t care if you judge me!
No, I’m not proud of it. And yes I’m always striving to do better. But I also know how NORMAL it is. I get that we’re ashamed of it. But raising kids is not easy. If you can do it without raising your voice or flying off the handle you need to write a book, raise my children and become President of the world.
Because, seriously, that’s nearly impossible.
If you’re raising young kids. Especially if they’re as active and explosive and bold and fearless as mine, and you yell sometimes … I want you to know, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! and on top of that, you’re doing a DAMN GOOD JOB!
Are the kids alive? Are you alive? Great job momma! Seriously. We’re way too hard on ourselves.
I find a lot of relief in finding the balance between accepting myself, forgiving myself and striving to do better. I’m ok with that, and so far so are my kids.
So maybe we can be not proud but also not ashamed. And maybe we can cheer each other on when we’re super moms. Maybe we can teach our kids in the process how to radically accept themselves and that shit’s gonna hit the fan sometimes and how to move through it and laugh and forgive and go out for ice cream.
What I do know is every day is a new day. And every day we are here is precious. No regrets!
Can you relate mommas?
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