Do you ever have those days, weeks or months where it just feels like you are loosing your mind? I’m sure if you have been a Mom for at least 1 minute, you could agree that there are seasons when it feels like that. I remember traveling with my 2 girls one time without my husband, also swearing I would never do that again, but ended up doing it multiple times (I guess I learn the hard way). The first time I ever traveled with them alone, I was so stressed out from traveling that I completely forgot to feed them meals. I KNOW!! I couldn’t believe that I forgot to feed my own children. Poor kids, right? Luckly, the next time we traveled I did learn my lesson and ended up scheduling in meal times so that I wouldn’t forget. I even carried snacks in my bag telling myself “NOT TODAY, NOPE NOT TODAY”.
All that to say, I remember at the time I beat myself up so much just about forgetting to feed them a meal or two. The conversation to myself was not of grace, but of “Wow, I can’t believe how terrible of a Mom you are.” “You really messed up this time, theres no coming back now.” You see, one thing you should know about me is that I can tend to be a planner and stress head if things don’t go the way I envision them. This was one of those MANY moments in my life and I was not handling it gracefully.
I’ve noticed that us Moms tend to strive by showing the world, our family and our friends that we have everything under control . We never yell at our kids, or get frustrated or forget to change a poop diaper every once in a while (guilty). We want the world to see all the activities our kids are in, how well mannered they are and how perfect of a parent we are.
I don’t know about you, but that is EXHAUSTING!!!
I don’t want to walk around pretending I have everything together, because I DON’T and thats OKAY! It’s okay and normal for us to be imperfect Mothers. The only thing you accomplish by trying to have it all together is stress and anxiety. And not to mention your kids don’t even want to be around you either. So please, Moms everywhere, PLEASE give yourself a hall pass to feel completely under qualified as a Mother. We need to see the REAL YOU, #momfails and all!