This has been one crazy week. I haven't really posted much (with the exception of pictures) because I like to keep my posts light and positive sprinkled with a bit of sarcasm here and there. My writing this week would have consisted of my sleep deprivation, my fighting kiddos, my inability to get Noah to stay in the shopping cart or off of the kitchen counters, Abby's meltdown at church in the middle of my lesson to the Jr.Primary kids (and Noah's that soon followed...that boy will not stay in nursery!), the sound of crashing books as Noah cleared off 2 full shelves at the library spilling over onto the feet of innocent bystanders, etc, etc, etc.... Truthfully, I'm really not one to dwell on the negative. There are so many cute, hilarious, memory-making things that happen every day. A day never passes that my kids don't make me smile. But still, it's been a nutty week.
So if I didn't want to post about this stuff, then why am I doing it now? Well, I've been inspired! This morning I ventured over to Just Another Mommy Blog and read Tracey's candid post describing what she calls her "scariest impersonation of Mommie Dearest." (It's really not that bad.) Her feelings resonated so clearly with me. I couldn't help but laugh and sympathetically nod my head as she described her "fantastic, sometimes destructive...human tornado 6-year-old son (Noah is chasing right behind him) & when she referred to her "impersonation" because I felt like I had my own "Mommy Dearest" moment this past week (no wire hangers, mind you...haha).
In fact, Joan Crawford's face popped into my head after yelling at my 4 year old daughter, tossing her in her room, and slamming the door – a knee-jerk reaction for putting thick, gooey ointment in my 2 year old’s freshly washed hair just as we were ready to walk out the door. ahhhh! (I hadn't slept much the night before either...so that didn't help the situation.) A guilt-ridden apology from me, a big hug, and an "I love you" followed minutes later. And I tried my best to get the ointment out of my son's hair without having to put him in the tub, but he pretty much looked like Danny Zuko for the rest of the afternoon.
If you have a few minutes, click on over to Tracey's blog and read her post. Her inspiration came from New Jersey Moms Blog Rules and Worst Mothering Moments inspired by "Writing Motherhood" dishing even more mommy blunders. (Quite the domino effect!)
Sharing our less than stellar moments gives us moms the encouragement we so desperately need sometimes. It's comforting to know that there are other moms out there experiencing the same challenges and that we are in this together. What binds us is the infinite love we have for our children and our desire to be the best moms we can possibly be.
So....are you inspired yet?
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