Lest you think I’ve gone and grown a big head, let me preface this post by directing you to this post written by Elaine at The Miss Elaine-ous Life. Too often, we are quick to tell ourselves how we suck as a mother. Sure, there are days when we DO suck, and we want to hit the rewind button. However, I think we do ourselves discredit by well, not taking credit.
Elaine wants to remind us that we ARE good moms. So yes, I am a good mom, and here is why.
I wake up REALLY early in the morning because they do, and I rarely complain. Yes, I need a cup of coffee before I feel human, but I am truly grateful I am able to be the first person they see every day (besides each other, that is).
I bought them an easel, and discovered that my oldest is quite an artist.
I play cars with my 2 year old.
I did not freak out when they received these giant bears as gifts.
I bake them banana bread.
I take them out for cupcakes.
I help them with homework.
I read to them.
I let them play with play dough (and make a mess).
I snuggle and cuddle them.
I kiss them goodbye when they head off to school, and before they sleep at night.
I take them out for walks.
I take them out for breakfast.
I love them, in all the ways a mother possibly can. Especially on the most trying days.
Now I want to know how YOU are a good mom. Elaine even has a hashtag! #IAmAGoodMom Tell me in the comments, write a post, tweet it, Instagram it. Let’s spread some positivity!