Wouldn’t it be great to be a super mom? You know like the super mom image you have in your head? The mom who can manage everything and everyone with a smile on her face and a ease in her presence?
Well I for one am no super mom! I loose my temper when the fighting and nagging gets to me, and then I feel guilty about it the rest of the day. I constantly need to remind myself that the floors can wait, but my babies don’t keep and one day they will be gone and my floors will be shinny all day long and I will miss them. I will miss the crazy.
When I decided not to work full time I dove right into my kiddos and said YES to everything! I guess I felt guilty for missing moments so I said yes to so many things that I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, and in the end I was still stressed out and unable to enjoy the little things with my children.
So for me being a super mom sometimes means saying “no,” and asking myself with everything I become involved with or sign up for “will this help meet my child’s needs?” Because I don’t want my kids to remember a stressed out frazzled mom.
Being a super mom to me means being the EYE OF THE STORM in my household. I am the anchor when the chaos ensues. I am the emotional rock my daughters need when their emotions take over.
Of course this is easier said than done some days.
My nightly prayer is to listen to my gut over society’s noise. To have the piece of mind to take a deep breath in the heat of the moment and see the good in my 3 little munchkins who need my love so desperately.
Because it’s not about what mom throws the best birthday party (although I LOVE planning and throwing parties!) or has the most fashionable children, but about the love, patience, strength, perseverance, and courage we teach our children everyday. Motherhood truly is my greatest calling and my greatest challenge.
To all you super moms out there LOVE LOVE LOVE those munchkins because time does not play favorites, and all too soon our children will have children who call us Mimi!