Sometimes I feel so guilty when other Moms ask me how I do it all. When they tell me how, “If any Mom can do it, YOU can!” Or how they say how I’m such a “great Mom.”
Why do I feel so guilty? Because I can’t tell you how many times during the day, I yell at my kids or I spend too much time on Facebook. Or I choose to clean the house instead of play with them. “Just one more minute, Mommy has to _____(insert some household chore or Shaklee work).” There are so many things that I do wrong that when those words are said to me, I feel like it’s all just a big fat lie because you don’t live here with me seeing my day-to-day behaviors.
Then there are those times when my kids come up to me and tell me how much they love me. Or they ask for a hug and tell me how they love that I take care of them and clean for them.
Then I see them be kind to others and have compassion and love. I know that wasn’t just in them, they learned that. I see Cohen and Lucas try to help their sisters and I see them act exactly how I would have acted in the situation. I know that was from me.
When I see them growing up to be amazing kids, I can relax and tell myself that I am a great Mom. Even if I don’t have it all together, no one does. So rest assured, you are a great Mom too.
Do you ever have a feeling of guilt when you get praised for being a good Mom/Dad?