Friday, June 20, 2008

"Mommie Dearest"...yikes!

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 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?


Mamasphere said...

Oh my gosh, we ALL have those moments! The hardest part for me is having to apologize to my 3 year old, lol.

Jen said...

So are you telling me that you didn't get a picture with Noah aka Danny Zuko's hair stylin'?

We've all been there - not exactly proud of ourselves sometimes.

Carol said...

Can't help but laugh at Danny Zuko! Why do they always do these things when you're desperate to get out of the door??

Oh and the nursery trauma, it will pass, I ended up having to go in every week for 8 months with my eldest but now he loves it which is just as well cos he has an early January birthday and is stuck in their til he is practically 4!

amanda said...

been there :)

happy pow!!

btw - love your header and tag line!

gvnsmm said...

I DO leave you isn't my fault if you don't read them. So dry those eyes...I left you the most rockin long message on your blog about the article you wrote.
And you're right, I am the worlds worst for keeping that particular secret (when it's me...I can keep it for other people...just so you know, you can totally tell me next time).
I am just waaaaaaaay too excited!! :)

Shannon said...

OMG - great post. I could have written . . . I actually did write something very similar today. I also put my four year old in his room today and slammed the door - yikes, I felt so guilty. Danny Zuko - I LOVED that movie :-)
I truly had the same week you did:

McMommy said...

HA! Carter must have heard looking like Danny Zuko was all the rage...he smeared butter all over his hair the other morning right before I needed to take Matty to camp!

Ahhhhhh!! I think I did scream.

Thanks for playing POW...from one Mommy Dearest to another! :)