So... this was my Monday.
Motherhood, it is a beautiful thing. Right? There are the tears, the snot, the butt and poop talk, the finicky eating, the throwing of food, the throwing of fits, the begging for toys, the pleading to stay OUT of time out, the foot stomping, the wall punching, the pushing, kicking, hitting and biting, the yelling, the name calling, the whining, the refusal to do homework, the refusal to put on socks, the refusal to TAKE OFF shoes, the apparent need to be connected to some sort of multi media activity at all times, the wandering child who always ends up in your bed, and the all around insanity that comes with the everyday of caring for kids (in my case, boys).
There are also those moments, that in spite of all that can go "wrong" in a day, and all of the things that we have to resolve for our kids, where we come out on top. When in spite of being taken to the outskirts of sanity, we can say "I did it." We can rest assured knowing that: Today, I was a good mom. I may have bent, but I didn't break. I may have wanted to cry, but I didn't scream. I may need a rest, but I am still going to read that bedtime story and say prayers with them. I might want to watch tv, but I am playing a game. I might want to get something done, but I am taking the baby to therapy....again. I am blessed no matter how hard this gets, and I am in control of my actions, as well as my lack of action. I am a mother, and I am a good mother.
**Thanks...you know who you are.