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Be the Mom You Want Them to Remember She then ran outside where I could hear her shouting with excitement to her three older sisters: “YOU GUYS! Mom is coming outside to PLAY WITH US!!” I smiled to myself in the kitchen, and in that moment, I realized I need to do more of that. I need to walk away from “what I should be doing” a lot more often than I do. coque iphone I want to be the mom who is fun and happy and engaged. No bague en or trackid sp 006 mom is perfect. coque samsung We all make countless mistakes. None of us faire bracelet swarovski know what the heck we are doing as we blindly raise these little people and hope it all works out alright. But as we moms stumble through this collier argent arbre de vie thing called motherhood, I know I DON’T WANT my kids to remember me with a phone constantly in my hand, always half listening and distracted. And I DON’T WANT to take life and myself so seriously that I fail to show them how important it is to let go sometimes to be spontaneous, to be silly, to just be and to just be WITH THEM. I collier argent amethyste also want my kids to know that while slake white bracelet swarovski they might be the most important part of my life, bracelet swarovski aimant they’re not my entire garantie bracelet swarovski life. I have other collier argent anneau responsibilities and interests and oh yeah sometimes I NEED to be on my phone. (How do they think I coordinate the million rides they need) Patience is a virtue they can wait sometimes. It’s not my job to drop everything and run to them every time they ask. Sometimes Mom is in a bad mood. Sometimes I don’t FEEL LIKE playing a game or watching TV with them even though it’s Friday night. Sometimes I don’t have it in me to be the fun, carefree mom. And yes, sometimes I really would rather collier argent papillon spend my time folding laundry or cleaning or organizing just because I’m going to LOSE MY FREAKING MIND if I have to look at that mess for ONE MORE SECOND. So forgive me if their childhood isn’t all baking cookies and hugging. There WILL be plenty of that mixed in I comment reconnaitre une fausse bague en or collier argent couple will comment faire briller une bague en or blanc et diamant make sure of it but there will also be balance. There will be family trips and movie nights, but there will also be scolding, life lessons, and chores. bracelet swarovski fermoir aimanté My kids will witness arguments and they will be part of arguments. Because real life is perfectly imperfect and so are we. coque samsung In the end, I’m not here to be their friend or their activity director. So when they remember me when they remember their childhood I hope they recall a mom who did the bague en or avec diamant noir best she could. I hope they remember a mom who collier argent hirondelle was always there for them someone who DID put the phone away when it really mattered. I hope they remember a mom who was their biggest fan who sat in the audience at their concerts, plays, and recitals, and on the sidelines at their games bracelet swarovski sur mesure always proud, waving, and encouraging. coque huawei I hope they remember a mom who supported them someone who was never too tired at bedtime to bend over them in bed, talking for as long as they needed, while helping them work through their issues (even when she collier argent croix horizontale really was too tired). I hope they remember a mom who could find a way to say “I’m sorry” no matter how bague en or moyen age hard nouveau coffret cadeau bracelet swarovski elements that might be someone who could admit when she was wrong or could have been better. Because in life, we all make mistakes and then start again. Even though there are times when I yell and nag, I hope above all else, bracelet swarovski étoile they’ll picture me laughing the throw your head back and howl collier argent homme grain café kind of laughter. The infectious kind of laughter that automatically makes others laugh, too. I want them to know how happy I have always been that they are mine. And more than anything, I hope they remember feeling loved knowing there isn’t another person on this earth who can love them bague en or graphique quite like their mother. So when I ask myself how they will remember me, I know their image of me collier argent pierre turquoise will be flawed. No doubt they will conjure up some memories that make me cringe. As a mother, I already want more do collier argent grosse maille overs than I could ever count. coque samsung They will surely remember the not so good things, but if their childhood was all rainbows and smiles, I wouldn’t really be preparing them for the real world anyhow. Parenting is a messy business. When they think back to these years, though, I want the good to outweigh the bad. That’s all any of us can hope for, really. Life is full of ups and downs.