Ok, I should just stop right there! It's true, I feel GUILTY and LAZY all the time because of the above and many more reasons. Every day during my online time, I find new websites that I SHOULD ALREADY KNOW ABOUT AND READ DAILY. Forget the fact that I haven't finished my Bible Study for tonight's meeting or my book for Saturday's book club. Forget the fact that I haven't gone grocery shopping for 2 weeks. I should I should I should!
Fortunately, my friend Lesley from Rugrat Design (linked on my sidebar) posted THIS article on facebook this morning. It brought tears to my eyes because the writer clearly reached into my heart and brain and wrote this out specifically for me.
Thank goodness, I still have my own mother to lean on. My mother who was/is the most amazing mom... She "mothered" many of my friends, encouraged my interests (though she was a little misguided with all those art lessons), played piano every time I wanted to sing (we're talking devoting weeks/months of her life to my musicals and try-outs), reads my mind all the time (and in case she doesn't simply show up or call when I need it, I can call her 5xs a day and she will drop what she's doing and be gleeful to hear from me. "mom, how do you boil an egg?" "mom, Hazel's on her 3rd major tantrum before 10am and I'm about to loose it", etc. for reals. Ask her sons-in-law...they think we're all nuts!), loves me unconditionally (though my sister and I roll our eyes when she just wants to sit and stare/smile at us) and yet she doesn't have seasonally decorated mantels, a tidy kitchen counter (hehe), uses pre-made cookie dough mixes to fulfill her Grandma duties, and really only reads family blogs... I'm gonna strive to be more like her and not worry about measuring up to any standards I think other moms hit!
|My grandmother, me holding Heidi, Farmer Jake holding Hazel, my mom and my dad on Easter morning.|
Ah, who else needs this reality check today? Pinterest is inspiring, websites are educational, goals are ok... but we mamas need to remember that the most important priorities are giving frequent cuddles and laughter... bar none!