Did you have preconceived notions about what motherhood would be like? I did. I thought it’d be loving and wonderful all the time. (I mean, it is but it isn’t all at the same time.) I wouldn’t get mad at my kids. I would cherish every single moment no matter what. I knew the job would be hard and there’s no calling in.
I also thought it’d be easy to get pregnant. I was afraid of childbirth. I would never ever ever do that one thing my parents did because I hated it. Or this other thing one of “those” moms does.
It has taken some time for me to accept the reality of motherhood for what it is and stop trying to make it what I thought it should be.
It’s fun. It’s challenging.
There’s laughter. There’s tears.
Memories. Hugs. Kisses.
Guilt. Oh God is there guilt.
But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I’m not perfect and I don’t expect anyone else to be either.
Enjoy today, Mama. No matter what kind of day or week it has been – good, bad or somewhere in between – know that you are doing a better job than you think you are. (I have to remind myself too.)
Happy Mother’s Day!