Oh how I love the pictures of perfectly matched children all in a row.
Clean, happy & calm
Mom is standing watch like an angel of parenthood. She is also clean, happy & calm. 😇
Where do these fairytale mothers live??? In a land far far away.....
𝑅𝑒𝒶𝓁 𝓉𝒶𝓁𝓀 - My kids used to make me cry jusssst about every Mother’s Day. Not because they were “mean” but because they just seemed to pick that special day to be 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 naughty. Like, there was some instinctual switch that was flipped on the day of Mothers.
Most Mother’s Day mornings my dreams of coffee in bed and rolling beds of perennials were quickly replaced by a lunch of gold fish and Riesling. Don’t judge. Cheese, crackers and wine pair beautifully together and this was like a one stop shop. 🧀 🍷
Listen, motherhood is not always clean, happy or calm. Don’t you dare tell yourself that you are less of a Mom than the one in the picture because pictures don’t show dirty socks or dried up tears or chaos.
Today I started my Mother’s Day by walking my 21 year old through some stomach flu remedies over the phone. I am 97% sure what he means by “stomach flu” is actually the “Crown Royal” flu but I stayed on the phone with him anyway while he went to the store and told him what color Gatorade he likes. I’m being grounded to my bedroom by the 13 year old and I’m pretty sure my kitchen is on fire.
Our days here are chaotic. They are mostly happy but there are days when they are just chaotic and stressful. Especially during the shelter in place while we are learning a new normal.
I’ve lived on spoonfuls of buttered noodles straight out of the pan. I’ve called dinner a stolen chicken nugget. I’ve run out of dry shampoo and used baby powered instead because the thought of actually washing my hair sounds exhausting. I’ve shoved handfuls of goldfish in my mouth and washed it down with a juice box 🧃
Listen Linda- 𝒴𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒹𝑜𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑔𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉!
Teaching your kids that love is what matters and that 𝒩𝑜𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 is perfect is the most amazing lesson you will be able to teach and you can’t show them that if everything is perfect all of the time.
So cut those hot dogs up today and throw them in some Mac n Cheese. Screw the shampoo. Don’t worry about the laundry today. Instead get down on the floor with your littles or get on the phone with your grownups. This is what makes you a rock star Mom. Not the perfectly matched picture 🌸
Happy Mother’s Day to all of my perfectly imperfect Mommas out there! YOU ARE DOING GREAT 👏👏👏