i’ve been feeling like a sucky mom. today it hit me as we were getting ready for school. one daughter said, “MOM! i don’t have any jeans to wear.” they were in the wash…hadn’t made it to the dryer yet. yes, she washed them and forgot to put them in the dryer yesterday. it’s my job, as a mom, to train and remind. but sometimes i get tired of doing it and check out. i checked out this weekend…and this morning paid the price with my other daughter whining at every chance she got. it goes like this…she whines, i get more and more impatient and then realize i’ve been checked out and she is just wanting some attention and snuggles. when will i learn? so today when they come home from school…our cubbards won’t look like old mother hubbard and they will walk into the house smelling some baked yummy goodness. it always makes them happy. thank goodness we can change and they give us so many chances. tonight i will be engaged and we will snuggle.
the lazy girl’s quilt tutorial will be up this week. thanks for all your support!
Not sucky – just for real. Remember, “forget perfection and pursue progress” — looks like you're doing just that! xoxo
I think we all have these moments. I have 3 and since my oldest started school I am not the same…always behind on food shopping, laundry, making dinner, tubs etc. But we are only human!
C's Mommy says
It must have been something about this weekend! I spent hours watching Sister Wives last night instead of cleaning the kitchen. Then I couldn't sleep thinking about all the dirty dishes. I finally got up at 3am and loaded the dishwasher. I love what Carrie said! I will have to adopt that saying- maybe I'll get some sleep!!! My motto is “tomorrow is another day”! Worked for Scarlet anyway!!
I love this post!! You are wise beyond your years.
northern cottage says
can't wait for the quilt tut – sounds right up my alley – if it will BE easy enough! I'd LOVE to make a quilt but don't know if I can with my limited sewing skills….we'll see!
Inspired by you says
I definitely have these days (more often than I would like). I am glad to know that I'm not alone having a “sucky” mom day. The great thing about these moments is we can realize and be grateful that one has jeans that need to be dried and one has a mom to snuggle up to. Sometimes, these times can help us put things into perspective. Thanks for this post. It was just what I needed!
First of all, you're title made me laugh. Second, we all have these moments and I think if we didn't “check out” sometimes, we would completely burn out. They'll remember the cookies and snuggles (you'll remember the other stuff, just don't remind them when they're adults. I speak from experience. ha ha ).
Ali Richardson says
I just thought I would stop by and say hi. I'm not a new reader to your blog, but I don't think I've ever left you a comment. I've had a personal blog for my family for years, but recently added a craft/DIY blog to my world. I recently made over a coffee table and stepped a bit outside of my comfort zone when I did it. Then, when i was reading your blog, I saw yours and felt much better. Yay for turquoise! Anyway, I love your blog and your style and just wanted to pop in to say hello. If you're browsing blog-land, come take a look at http://www.mythirdtruelove.blogspot.com
Bye for now, Ali
Slipcovers by Shelley says
I hear ya girl, I try to work two days a week, so I can have my mom days and spend time with the kids and clean. WELL I am a little out of balance, I don't think I've had a “true” mom day for about a month. Next week, I will be back on a normal schedule.
I can totally relate, unfortunately. I think it's completely normal to “check out” from time to time. Even the energizer bunny needs new batteries eventually!