|Yet another pair of Mary Jane's for Miliie (she has three pairs and doesn't walk yet)- score from the thrift store only four dollars!!|
Guilt. Specifically Mother guilt. I know this is a common occurrence but some days it can be a bit crippling. Some days the guilt cloud hangs a bit heavy.
Why are we so darn hard on ourselves? We feel we should do less of one thing and more of another. When our children get sick or hurt we wonder what we could have done differently. We wonder whether our children are getting enough socialization, nutrition, sleep, exercise, education and on and on. Are our children happy with the choices we have made for them?
We mirror ourselves in other people's projected perception and feel we don't add up. We are constantly in some kind of competition with one another.
The truth is there is not a Best Mother Award. There isn't a ribbon that gets placed on you at the local fair. Mothering is a constant learning curve- so just enjoy the ride.
So, this is to all the Mothers, Moms, Mums, and Mommas out there. This is to my Mom. This is to my sister. And this is to my best friend doing it all by herself.