Hahaha… I’m chuckling as I write this. I’ve recently had a few people comment on how amazing it is that I can parent 5 kids and homeschool them, or have home births, or something like that. So I wanted to take a lighter look at my life as a busy mom. I give you 10 Confessions of a “Super Mom”…
10. I do NOT dust my house. Like ever. If I pull a book off a shelf and happen to notice it’s dusty, I *might* just wipe it off, but the rest of the shelves? Not a chance.
9. I am a perfectionist. Ugh. Do you know how hard it is to be a perfectionist when you have 5 kids ages 7 and under? I have really had to work hard at not getting stressed out over things not being “perfect.”
8. I have horrible handwriting. Seriously, it’s just awful. If I concentrate I can make it nicer, but… It is so unfeminine and I’m totally embarrassed by it.
7. We are late for everything. It’s almost funny, except not… 😉
6. I don’t exercise. I really don’t. Every time I have tried to get into working out, it lasts a couple weeks at best. I just don’t enjoy it and have a horrible time motivating myself.
5. I yell at my kids. This is one of those more serious confessions. I really don’t “believe” that there’s any benefit to yelling, but anger has always been a challenge for me and sometimes it comes out. It just does. Ugh.
4. I struggle with cooking dinner, hate lunch, and have delegated our breakfast oatmeal to Eliza. My former love for cooking has died a slow, painful death. Or it’s at least in a coma…
3. I can’t remember the last time I deep-cleaned our house. I keep it surface-cleaned to a moderate level because I enjoy having people over and a messy house stresses me out, but deep-cleaning? I guess it happens at Passover…
2. I have a major tendency to put way too much on my plate. Then I end up doing a halfway job at stuff. I’m currently working on weeding my life a bit – pulling out things that shouldn’t be on my plate at all. (More about this soon)
1. I struggle a lot with comparing myself to others. Comments about my parenting often make me uncomfortable because while I believe that God has given me to my children, I have a hard time not just seeing my weak points and struggles.
Truthfully, I think we’re all “Super-Mom’s.” God has given each of us to our children, and He knows exactly what He’s doing!
How are you doing today? Are you seeing yourself as God’s gift to your kids?