So sometimes I have bad mommy moments. Well, it feels like often. A forgotten lunch, a raised voice, being late for an appointment or pick up time. It happens to everyone but some of us take it from an oopsie to having done something bad or wrong. I know mistakes happen but it can feel like they add up and it's just too many mistakes and sometimes they're way to close together.
Does this really make me a bad mommy though?
I've never forgotten where she is
I cook her meals
I wash her clothes
I don't hit her all the time (a slap on the hand near a hot oven may occur, but it never hurts her)
I didn't name her after a drug, alcohol, or rap star
I take her to school, even I I don't want to
We go places
We make crafts
I tell her I love her throughout the day
I hug her lots and lots
I tell her when she makes me proud
I've taught her manners
I try an keep her clean (if someone knows how to do it successfully please tell me!)
I go on the field trips when she wants me too, help with homework, and am nice to her teacher
I arrange play dates when I'd rather sleep in, sometimes with moms I've never met
I read to her
I play with her, even games I dislike
I remember her birthday
So really I think I'm a pretty good mom. Those mistakes, they just make me human. Or, as I will tell people from now on, Super?Mom doesn't make mistakes, she does it intentionally so the other moms won't feel bad.