This year, this holiday has me thinking. And likely, because I’m about to add to my nest and mother another little life. It’s really a sobering thought, a bigger than life kind of task, an awesome responsibility, no greater honor and the greatest kind of privilege. It’s a pretty big deal wrapped in little package.
Some days I feel like a giant failure. Like today, when I wasn’t aware that it was teacher appreciation day. I felt so guilty that my littles were the only ones walking in without flowers for their teachers. I cried (thank you hormones) and then found a way to get flowers to them by lunch time but I still felt like “that” mom (whatever “that” mom is anyways and as of today all judgement is out the door).
But I also felt pretty elated when I went to a little mother’s day tea in L’s class and they sang about how great and wonderful their mom’s are (even if it was to the tune of “my bologna has a first name…”). Our eyes met, I could the love pouring from his big blues and I’m quite certain he really meant every word he sang.
I’m pretty sure that either way, this mothering thing wrecks you. In good ways and sometimes in bad. I’m focusing more on the good and if there is more of that than I’m sure the bad will be little remembered.
Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Every Day because after all you are a mom 365.
Here are a few of my fav links:
A perfectly written Mother’s Day post.
How to control your bangs
I told you yellow has been making me all smiles. Here is a good hit of it.
Pretty up your iphone
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