Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fighting the Losing Fight

So, I came to this insane realization that being a mom is the equivalent to constantly fighting a losing battle.

  •  No matter how much laundry I do, there is always more
  • No matter how many meals I make, they are always hungry.
  • No matter how many times I discipline, there are always more
  • No matter how many noses I wipe, shoes I ties, ouchies I kiss, arguments we get into, groundings I give, outings I go on and grocery shopping I do…. There is always more.
  • No matter how much I beat myself up over things that I have done with, to and for my kids, there is always going to be more.
Then there came this epiphany moment last night as I was giving my son trouble for something wrong that he did, and he looked at me sheepishly and said "but mommy, I love you and just want a hug".
  • No matter what there are always kisses
  • No matter what there are always hugs
  • No matter what, there is always that comfort in knowing that what I am doing, I am doing with the best intentions of raising wonderful kids into amazing adults.

Sometimes, being a mom can be the hardest job in the world. We are doctors, chefs, police, judges, chauffeurs, receptionists, personal assistants and counselors. Sometimes I know that it is more than I think I can handle. However, when one of my awesome kids looks at me and says "I love you mom", it all suddenly becomes worth it.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Lincoln

The future destiny of the child is always the work of the mother
- Napoleon Bonaparte

1 comment:

  1. Really great Steph, and such truth. Sometimes no matter how hard you try to be a great mom, and do the very best you can, and love them with all you have, they still may turn to you one day and tell you that you haven't done enough. And it comes at a time when you think that you finally can say "Hey. I think I've done ok." (speaking from experience).