I won’t win Mother of the Year

I think it goes without saying that there is no such thing as the perfect mom. I am far from it. Sometimes very far from it. We have our moments of brilliance and also our moments of epic failure but one thing that unites us all is the understanding that we’re only human. Whether you’re a fit mom, a working mom, a stay at home mom or any combination of mom, I always find that we can gather around the proverbial dinner table and share our stories and without fail, understand, relate and laugh at the adventures we go through.

Recently, a group of moms and I gathered around and did just that. Not only was it a bit cathartic, but it was just hilarious. I love that I can gather with moms and share about the ins and outs of my life as a mom and never be judged. So I thought, since I’ve been having a bit of a rough week, why not add some humour and dish out some of the reasons I will not be given any kind of mother of the year title…ever:

-Baby O has been sleeping on a crib sheet with a barf stain on it for over 2 weeks and I haven’t gotten around to washing or changing it. I just put him in a different spot in the crib.

-I no longer bat an eye when Fit Boy eats out of the garbage (thankfully, I think we’re past that stage)

-I have taught my kids that mama doesn’t play until mama has finished her coffee. There have been many days when I’ve taken as long as I can to drink my coffee so I can sit on the couch and sleep with my eyes open.

-I plan on wrapping up old toys and putting them under the Christmas tree and pretending they’re new. Again.

-I’ve convinced my kids that my dance moves are amazing and cool. Fit Boy dances like me. You see where this is going…

I cut Fit Boy’s hair. I never do a good job. Ever. (think bowl cut with really short sideburns).

Let’s keep the fun going (translation: make me feel better about my lack of parenting savvy!), why will YOU not be winning mother or father of the year? 

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Stephanie

Stephanie is a mom 3, avid runner of countless miles with or without her kids in tow. Vegetarian, Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness, Stephanie plans to run her marathon and triathlon in the near future.

7 Responses to I won’t win Mother of the Year

  1. LOL Love the honesty! I won’t be winning Mom of the Year either seeing as I will often sneak a treat (usually chocolate) and hide in my bedroom to eat it so that my boy won’t want any! Not that I don’t share, I just don’t want him eating the junk I’m eating! LOL

  2. Love this! I think your approach to the bedding is very ecologically friendly!
    My confession: This weekend I am hosting a girlfriend weekend at my house. With my kids at college, I have 3 spare bedrooms. With three friends coming, it was perfect. Until yesterday when my son said he wants to come home for the weekend to work on a big paper! We decided that he will stay at my mom’s! (Even when I reluctantly said he could have his room, he decided he didn’t want to be around a bunch of women!) So that’s my mom fail of the year.

  3. I’d vote for you! Your kids will grow up with a healthy dose of real, and some sweet dance moves to boot:). I already feel like Elliot judges my dance moves. She also doesn’t cry too much, but when she does it’s usually b/c i’ve maimed her in some way. Poor child…we’re just thankful they don’t remember these early years!

  4. I don’t even want the award. Too much pressure! Lol! I let my son eat a cupcake for breakfast the other day. On top of that I only give my youngest a bath when he starts to get a little stinky cuz he hates baths. Its just not worth the fight most of the time. I think anyone “worthy” of the award just doesn’t exist. We ALL have our moments of greatness and disgrace. Yay to mommies!

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