Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The Perfect Mom
Have you ever wondered how someone else would fair with your kids? I wonder that a lot when they are hitting each other in the head with Tootsie Pops or throwing full water bottles down the stairs. What would another mother do in this situation?
Would somebody else raise them much better than I do?
Sometimes I just reach the end of my mothering knowledge/patience/experience and don't think I can take another day full of smooshed bananas hidden throughout the house or piles of Dorito vomit on my shoulder or tantrums about wanting a Sponge Bob (not a Hello Kitty) bandaid, or 3 children crying during the entire 45 minutes grocery shopping trip (all true events from today).
What would somebody else do with this? Or would they lose it like I did and swear and kick the wall?
I just feel like I haven't found a balance lately. Too much cleaning up the same messes. Not enough pondering spiritual things. Too much yelling. Not enough cuddling. Too much anger. Not enough patience. Too much feeling sorry for myself. Not enough gratitude.
If my kids had another mother, what would she do differently? 'Cause I really need to figure out what I'm doing wrong.