Moms Are Human

Far From Perfect

April 15, 2014


Sometimes, our house is an organic bounty of local goodies from the co-op.

Sometimes it’s fueled by $1.50 hotdogs from Costco.

Sometimes our house is filled with the beautiful sounds of classical music.

Sometimes the house is silent because a child is engrossed in the glowing screen of an iPad.

Sometimes 6 whole servings of fruits and vegetables are consumed in a day (this is a rarity…but it does happen).

Some days it seem like her diet consists of bunny crackers and string cheese.

Some days sharing and compromises make my heart sing.

Some days are perpetual meltdowns.

Some days we go outside.

Some days we don’t.

Some days I have the patience of a saint.

Some days I really really want to yell and scream and flail about.

Some days we go at a slower toddler pace; letting her lead the way.

Some days tiny bodies are hurriedly put into car seats.

Some days I encourage and embrace the messes.

Some days I get frustrated with the messy chaos.

Some days I come up with endless games and activities.

Some days I just want to lock myself in my room because my brain has shut down for the day…at 10am.

Some days I work out during nap.

Some days I eat a dozen cookies during nap.

Some days naps don’t exist and I eat 2 dozen cookies.

Some days we win.

Some days we keep winning.

I don’t let the burden of parental perfection weigh me down anymore.

I’m over the guilt.

We do the best we can each day.

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  • Reply Susie April 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Love it. That needs to be submitted to a magazine somewhere.

  • Reply Meredith May 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Oh, I really needed to read this today! I stumbled across your blog in search of inspiration for parent-made playstands. Then I saw the title of this post and I am so glad that I read it. I have a 4 year old with a fever and a 19 month old who is getting his bottom molars (so a house full of cranky), and I am just harassing myself in the back of my mind because I turned on a Thomas the Train video so that I could take five minutes to decompress. Luckily I found this post! Sometimes all the blogs look like every day is farmers’ markets and homemade wooden toys. I’m not there yet and I am not sure I ever will be, but I do appreciate your honesty very much. Thank you for writing this!

    • Reply thefeelgoodfoodie May 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Meredith! Thanks for the kind words! I’m so glad you stumbled upon my blog. If you ever need more Mama encouragement, check out my Facebook page Moms Are Human:


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