You’re Doing Alright | Mommy and Me Monday | 220th ed
It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friends’ husband. Thank you to JOHNSON’S® Baby for sponsoring this Mother’s Day week post reminding us that us moms are rocking it!
Being a mom involves all of the feelings. Most of them happening in a rotating fashion in the span of about 10 minutes, or 5, or even 5 seconds depending on the day. Overall, it’s the mushy gushy momma love feelings that resonate the most and last. Sometimes, it’s the “what the heck am I doing and I’m totally screwing up and I don’t know how they will ever turn out” feelings. No, not you? Well at least for me, it is.
These kiddos love us. Unconditionally, even when we feel like we are screwing it all up. Even when they tell us that in no words or a lot of words.
Words like we area really good a yelling. Like super amazingly good. Like the teacher tried to convince her that maybe she could write something else and she was insistent good. Because they don’t realize that it might hurt, but it’s also a little bit of a slap in the face; a little reality check.
The reality is right there in the words, but it’s also there behind the words. Letting me know that she knows I love her. Letting me know that she loves me. Picking up on things like telling everybody I can’t have gluten and dairy. Noticing that I do cover our super frigid fireplace to keep out the drafts. To be honest, I had a laugh, and a thought about the yelling, but it was really the other things like she wants to buy me the prettiest dress and that I give her all of the hugs that lets me know I’m doing alright.
This mom thing is hard. It’s the hardest thing ever. And once it starts, I have a sneaking suspicion it never gets easier. So this week of Mother’s Day and really any other day, I’ll take these little reminders that I am doing alright.
So remember, through the good, the bad, the crazy, the fun, the loud, the quiet, the slow and the fast you are doing okay!
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So watch it, share it, spread the love. Remind the moms in your life that they are awesome and they are doing okay!
It’s super cute. A lot of sappy, and if your “feels” are aligned, you might need some tissues handy. Remember, you’re doing alright!
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So sweet… Out of the mouths of babes… come words to truth and love 🙂
So very true. And, thankfully, we know they don’t know they are being hurtful:)
You should just have interpreted the yelling comment as “My mommy loves for me to live in a clean and organized environment!” From the mouths of babes…
Ha! So very true. I will remind her and myself of that!
Oh, that Natalie sure is the sweetest! So cute that she remembers your specific dietary needs. Love the picture with all 5 of you. You are an amazing mom ever.single.day! Those girls are so lucky to have you as their momma, even if it means they have to keep their room clean.
She sure is sweet when she isn’t a stinker!
Hahah, she is adorable. Gotta love it when they bust out with a gem like that. My daughter kept insisting the other day that I must weigh more than Daddy because I “really look like I weigh a lot more,” lol. Then there are the times she says stuff like, “You never want me to be happy, you’re never nice to me,” etc.
Aren’t they so honest? I love it when my girls remind me that I’m sooo much older than daddy. Um, girls, it’s just 4 months!
yelling mommy. yes. so funny 🙂 I can see my girls saying the same thing!
Wait. We don’t yell, right?
Do children not realize the yelling thing is part of parent secret training, and has several chapters of the secret guidebook devoted to it? It’s not like we WANT to yell…sheesh. 😉
No kidding. I don’t like yelling at all. But, when I do that past yelling voice, I think it really scares them!
I think we must be kindred spirits. I love this post! It IS so hard but so very worthwhile. Watching this, I realize I almost forgot how little, helpless, loving, and tiny these girls I am raising were at one time. It feels so long ago and much less complicated.
Raising these kiddos right is a challenge, isn’t it? And so very complicated!
thanks for sharing friend 🙂
happy almost mothers day!
Having a daughter that is unabashedly honest is amazing, yet it also reminds us of our own faults (or perhaps, overzealous nature?). My own daughter did something similar just last week when we were walking – she told a stranger, “My mom said she doesn’t want to yell anymore.” Yep, I did say that. And clearly it made quite an impact because she felt the need to pass it on. But as she said that, she turned around and smiled and me and I’m pretty sure I was able to read between those lines too. Ah, parenthood.
Great seeing you at the conference! I wish we could have spent more time together – I have a feeling I’ll be seeing you around a lot more on the web. 🙂
Oh, those girls….they are too much. And, those sneaky smiles. Yeah, they know we know!
Johnson’s is doing a wonderful thing with this campaign. It certainly nice to hear that as a Mom your’re doing ok. That message can be lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
So very true! We need to be reminded of it every minute of every day!
Bawling, bawling, bawling. From your post and the commercial. Yikes.
Yep. They love us anyway. Amazing, isn’t it? No matter how bad we think we are sometimes they still love us. All parts of us. The good and the bad. Total love. Accepting love.
When they emailed me the link to the video, I was like, “sniff sniff…tissues….why didn’t you..sniff, sniff….tell me I needed tissues first!”
Yes, that unconditional love is amazing and wonderful!
I love this picture, I wonder what they are all looking at though. Frozen perhaps?
Their silly daddy, of course!
I love these little quizzes…
It makes me feel good, until I see that I am 78 years old and my favorite food is Ramen Noodles. (WHAT IN THE WORLD?!)
Then, he tells me he was just joking and it was funny….
I was like yeah, it is written for always and forever… ha ha ha