I wanted to take the opportunity while my son is napping to wish all of the other Mothers out there a special day. Homemade cards, paintings, special treatment, and lots of hugs and kisses make for a wonderful day!
We all have a hard job. No matter if we use cloth diapers, disposables, breastfeed, formula, cosleep or CIO, parenting is hard work. We all have our opinions on what is best (you know I do!) but I am reminded of a post by Jenn from Cottonbabies about respect. We all choose different parenting methods, but as long as we love our babies and keep them happy, dry, clean, and fed that is the most important thing!
Every time I hear about the “mothers” who starve their children, abuse them, neglect them, I remind myself that those aren’t mothers. Those are monsters. Real moms do a great job, even when we don’t think we are.
When my son has peanut butter sandwiches or Easy Mac for lunch and refuses to touch a vegetable I feel guilty. Then it happens the next day, and the next. He eats a cookie and I feel terrible. And when he watches more TV than I would like but it was that or screaming, I feel even worse.
Despite all of that he is happy. He loves me unconditionally and shows it with lots of hugs, kisses, and snuggles. He can’t say “I love you” but it doesn’t matter. He didn’t get me a Mother’s Day gift but when he woke up this morning he gave me extra kisses, and that was the best gift in the world! And now I have one more baby on the way to make being a Mom even more special. I am terrified and excited all at the same time.
So enjoy your special day Moms, because tomorrow it is back to laundry and snot wiping.