This morning was not one of my finer mom moments.
While trying to get Jamie ready and out the door he took a dive towards the dog bed.
The gross, slobbery, covered in hair, barely like to touch it to move it back to it's corner.....dog bed.
I went from 0-60 before his body even hit the pillow.
"AHHHHH! GET UP NOW!"
Had he hurt anything? No. Not really. I was just pissed because now his clothes would be covered in dog hair.
So. Freakin. What.
His clothes are often covered in things way worse than dog hair.
But in that moment?
It ruined my world.
I let some silly dog hair sour my morning.
And I immediately didn't like it.
In fact. Lately I don't like the mom I've become.
I'm quick to yell with the patience of, well, a two year old.
And it ain't pretty.
But I'm a work in progress.
So instead of beating myself up over the kind of mom I DON'T want to be. I decided to come up with a list of mom things I DO want to be.
Because that sweet little cookie dough covered face deserves nothing less.
I want to be the kind of mom.....
Who always has cookies in the cookie jar.
Who doesn't care how big the mess was, as long as a good time was had.
Who can admit when they were wrong.
Who spends more quality time with her kids and less QT with her cell phone.
Who laughs more and yells less.
Who doesn't care if it takes more time to get something ready, than the actual activity itself. Even if it only lasts 10 minutes. It will be 10 minutes well spent.
Who lets my child color outside the lines. Think outside the box.
Who doesn't mind if the train set isn't perfect. Or the car tracks don't match. That's not chaos. It's creativity at it's best!
Who knows when to take a deep breath and walk away instead of screaming. Sometimes moms need time outs too.
Who knows when to be a friend. And when to be a parent.
Who lets their child try to things on their own, even if it takes 20 extra minutes to get something done. How else will they ever learn.
Who lets their child fail. Sometimes learning from your mistakes is the best way to learn.
Who doesn't care if they look "perfect" every time we leave the house. You want to wear a cape 24/7? Right on.
Who only picks battles that are worth fighting.
Who reads more and watches tv less.
Who let's their child jump on the dogs bed once in awhile. Because it's fun. And dog hair brushes off.
Who survives the terrible twos and comes out a better mom on the other side.
What kind of mom do you want to be?
Happy Monday peeps!