Why can’t I be one of those moms that has their shit together?
Those moms exist right?
Define a mom that has all their shit together… I’ll wait.
This morning I left the house late again.
My kids were late for daycare AGAIN.
I was late to work AGAIN.
Granted this is not unusual for me ever sense I created my children. Gone are the days of me always being on time.
Luckily, I have a daycare provider who gets it and a boss who gets it.
Day like today, leads me to writing this.
What happened exactly?????
I. FORGOT. MY. SONS. COAT.
Now of course there’s reasons I forgot it-
Like the fact that he tried to go swimming in a mud puddle yesterday.
That coat ended up in the wash but never made it in the dryer (I guess it doesn’t switch itself over) or back into my car…
15 minute drive to daycare, 15 minute drive home to get said coat, 15 minute drive back to daycare just in time for my son to throw a fit because even though I was only gone 30ish minutes he thought it was time to go home. HaHa
The first thing I felt coming out of my mouth as I vented over how my morning was going was:“Why can’t I be one of those moms that has their shit together?”
One person replied to me- “Those moms exist exist?”
Moms are so hard on themselves.
We all want to be viewed as the mom who has it all together right?
Always on time.
Kids properly dressed.
Healthy meals and snacks.
Never forgets the coat.
My kids were happy this morning- as they ate yesterday’s Veggie Straws that my daughter found in her car seat for an after-breakfast snack.
I know my kids are loved and cared for and even if ‘just trying my best’ doesn’t fit into the definition of having my shit together, I’d say I’m doing a pretty good job.
So this post is for the moms-
-The ones that sent their kids out of the house with mismatch socks on today
-Sent them in non-weather appropriate clothing
-Sent the wrong food to day care or school
-Stayed home and loved on their babies all day long even though they might feel trapped in their own home
-Were late again
-Feel like they’re not doing enough for their kids
-Worry about every little detail
-OR forgot the COAT.-
Take a breath, you ARE doing your best. Your children are happy and that smile is all that matters at the end of the day.
So I say we take the definition of a Mom that has ALL their shit together and forget it.
Who really wants to have it all together anyways? ❤️
-second mom club