A few “mom confessions” for you from this week…
-Sometimes, I run the dishwasher with only a few sippy cups and some spoons. It’s easier than washing them all by hand. Sometimes I get lazy.
-I get embarrassed when my daughter throws Cheerios and peas on the floor in restaurants. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and overly apologetic to the staff. And sometimes… I also pretend I didn’t see the food fall.
-I wish I were more organized. I’m good at making sure I have everything I need, but then I throw it all into my bag in a big hot mess. Tonight, I couldn’t find my garage clicker so I parked on the street because I had too much crap in my purse to dig through and find it.
-Adele had a Valentine’s Day party this week at school. We all had to bring valentines for the kids. I was totally “that mom” in Target two days before the party digging through the shelves to find the best of whatever was left. Next year, I’m starting in January and Adele will have the best invitations in the class. Next year I won’t be resorted to buying “scratch and sniff cupcakes”. They don’t even smell like cupcakes!
-I purposefully keep Adele up way past her bedtime one night a week (9:30p-10p). She always has a good time and then still goes down easily and sleeps through the night when I do. Sometimes she’s up late because I’m out with friends, working out or running errands. And sometimes I keep her up just because I can. To prove that life doesn’t have to live and die with routine. To prove that spontaneity keeps kids happy. And to fill my soul with an extra dose of the love only a baby can give.
Oooh, that felt good to share! What do you think? Does an imperfect mother make a better mother? I’m thinking it does! Share your confessions!