Alright y’all, who have a handbook on how to be a mom? I wish it was this easy, but honestly, no book will prepare you for motherhood. I failed at being a mom so many times. I made some mistakes, and disappointed my kids but it’s ok because I am not perfect. I wanted to share my experience with you just in case you are beating yourself down, and wanted you to know that you are not alone. Let me jump right to it, and list my TOP 3 Super Mom “Failed” Moments.
Here I go….
- I forgot that it was picture day so I dressed up my eldest daughter in overalls and a plaid t-shirt, with her hair in a bun. She came home angry saying that her school pictures are going to be so ugly because she looked like a farmer. She was 7 years old at the time. How did I calm her down? Well, there was nothing I can do to calm her down then to just apologize to her. Sure enough, I got the picture later and I agree that she definitely looked like a farmer. You can guess that we did not buy those photos.
- I forgot to turn in my youngest daughter’s permission slip for her field trip. I received an email from her teacher the day before saying that she won’t be able to go to the Pumpkin Patch, and if she shows up to school, she’ll have to join another class for the day. I broke the news to her at Leatherby’s after ordering her a large ice-cream sundae. It didn’t work, she cried anyways and was so heartbroken. This was her first field trip in Kindergarten, so she ended up missing school that day. Let me tell you that I didn’t learn from this and did it again when she was in 1st grade.
- My son had a performance with his class and I didn’t show up. It wasn’t just his class performing, it was the whole 3rd grade class of the whole school. They practice for months and had a huge performing that day for all the parents, and I missed it. He came home upset and sad that all the parents was there and he couldn’t find us. I’m not even going to explained why I wasn’t there because it’s no excuse. I think I deserve some ass kicking.
So you see, I’m not perfect. No one’s perfect and I feel that we go through parenting blindfolded. I’m sure you made some mistakes, right? Is it as bad as mine, maybe not. But my point is, I’m sharing my experience because I want you to know that you are not alone, and you are doing the best you can. I know I am, and my kids still love me because I’m a pretty cool mom (at least in I think so, haha!!)
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