I’m not always as good as I want to be at being my children’s mother.
Because every day, I fall short.
Yes. Every single day.
Because every day without fail:
I make mistakes,
I don’t have enough patience,
My dirty laundry is overflowing,
My kids don’t listen to me all at once,
I’m breaking up fights,
I throw around empty threats but am too tired to follow through,
I, at times, feel a disconnect from the same kids that usually make my heart skip a beat by their presence.
I lose my temper and raise my voice, then apologize,
I stop caring about any screen-time limits,
and ask my partner to do bedtime because I’m burnt out by the end of the day.
You know, “one of *those* days?”
Well, every day, at some point, I have one in motherhood.
Because as a woman, I carry too much.
Because sometimes I feel too much responsibility as a wife, employee, friend, sister, daughter, and mother-- and I get overwhelmed.
It’s hard to be good at all those roles on all days,
and I’m mothering every moment
so, of course, I fall short.
And the truth is,
WE ALL DO.
And that goes for all women, whether we have one child or a minivan full.
So, if you feel like this:
You aren’t alone.
Because I’m not always as good as I want to be at being my children’s mother,
but I try to do better every day,
and that makes me a good mom.
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