The Perfect Mom

THE PERFECT MOM

Has anyone found this yet? Here are some of the mommy types I have seen:

  • Crafty- These are the ones that you get really jealous of when your child comes home with the cutest Valentine or any holiday gift. Or these kids have the best science posters at school!
How crafty cute!
How crafty cute!

 

  • Perfection- These children always look perfect. Not one hair is out of place. There may be ten kids in a family, yet each one looks perfect from head to toe.
Just perfect!
Just perfect!

 

  • Lazy- These kids often have the best lunches at school because they are so lucky that they get to make them without supervision! Tootsie rolls and chocolate milk. Yeah baby!
Lunch....Yum!!!
Lunch….Yum!!!

 

  • Energetic- These kids are in ten million things at once. They started soccer or ballet since the moment they could walk. Their days are packed with activities.
Let's go to our 10th activity today. Yeah!
Let’s go to our 10th activity today. Yeah!

 

  • Protective, a.k.a. “Mama bear”- These kids get to play at your house for only five minutes. The mama is peaking through the window while her kids are playing. The world is just going to corrupt these kids!
No one will hurt my babies!
No one will hurt my babies!

 

  • Stern- These kids say “yes mam” and “no sir.” These children never want to disappoint.
Just listen to me!
Just listen to me!

 

  • Crazy- These children are “free spirits.” They can get up when they want, go to bed when they want, eat what they want. Life is good.
Whatever you want, you can do.
Whatever you want, you can do.

 

  • Competitive- These children have stickers that fill up the entire bumper of a minivan (student of the month, perfect attendance, best athlete, best nose picker of the year). These children are destined for Ivy League Schools from the moment they were conceived.
Soccer 7 days a week baby!
Soccer 7 days a week baby!

 

I could go on and on, but you get the point. Every parent has different qualities that I seek after, but after having four children, I have realized that I can’t fit every parenting type. There is only so much I can do. I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no perfect parent. I can’t make myself fit some of the categories listed above. I’m just not good at it. I can only strive to be the best parent that I can be. There are times I can be each one of the “types” listed above, and that is okay. The goal in mind is that any decision that I make with parenting, I want to think: Will this make my daughter or son a productive and moral adult? I really hope so. The point is, we need to stop beating ourselves and feeling guilty for not being the “perfect mom.” It just doesn’t exist. Try your best. You will have good and bad days. That is just part of parenting.

 


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