“A mother is a person who seeing there are only three pieces of pie for four people, quicky announces she never did care for pie”.
We don’t have to be the Leave it to Beaver homemaker all the time. If your day cant include setting the table with linens and china, it’s OK to serve up a great meal on paper plates and plastic utensils! Its the simple things in life that can make a mothers day perfect and believe it or not your children won’t be bothered by their paper cup. It’s important to remember that your job as a mother is to make memories with your children and not spend your time making a fuss in the kitchen. Picnics are a great way to spend table time with your family! My sons favorite thing is to spread out the blanket in the middle of our living room floor and eat on it.
A mothers job is to nurture, mend, create and sit! It is when she sits she gains the most knowledge. Rather it be sitting in a parking lot waiting in a school car line or sitting on a hard chair waiting for a child’s dance class to end. Sometimes just sitting on a bleacher cheering at your child’s volleyball meet or sitting in a soft theater chair listening to your child’s choir performance, a mother can find herself learning every time she sits. It could be sitting on a couch at home watching children laugh or bicker, or sitting in a computer chair researching the latest trends, a mother never stops learning, even when she sits. From the first time a mother sits in her hospital bed and waits for her child to be born, she learns then that her time as a mother will be spent sitting and waiting on her child as she learns and gives everything she can to make their dreams come true.
You do YOU! No one gives you a guide book when you come to earth, you’re thrown to the wolves in hopes you don’t get eaten alive.
Sometimes I feel motherhood is that way. No one tells you how to fish our your son’s brand new Mickey Mouse watch that he just got from Disneyland from poopy water, or how to swaddle your newborn. Life sure is a journey, and we try to make it our best. But guess what? It’s about what works best for you.
Nursing for example, I nursed my son till he was 22 months old, it is what worked best for me. It did not work so well for my sister in law. She got so bad to the point she thought her baby was colicky, but in reality she was starving her child and didn’t even realize it. IT DID NOT WORK FOR HER. And you know what, who cares? It didn’t work for her, she shouldn’t be judged.We try to stay afloat as mama’s and just get passed. We try to not cut our own heads off by the end of the day. But gosh we love em’! We love finding those tiny miniature dinosaurs under our pillow as we get into bed, or the wet oatmeal cookie kisses.
You do you! Don’t let those other soccer moms tell you different. You can read tons of books and research on how to be better, but don’t change just because page 136 in Mrs. Susie’s book said so! Heck no! I will take your advice, but I’m going to do what is best for me and my family first.
Be the best MSM you can be.